Mali : Militants kill three UN peacekeeping troops

Mali : Militants kill three UN peacekeeping troops

Militants have attacked a United Nations base in northern Mali, leaving at least three UN peacekeepers dead and injuring 30 others.

Olivier Salgado, spokesman for the UN mission in Mali (MINUSMA), said shelling hit the camp in the city of Kidal early Friday.

“At about 7 a.m. (0700 GMT) the MINUSMA base in Kidal was the target of a complex attack which, according to provisional figures, caused the death of three blue helmets and around 30 wounded,” Mahamat Saleh Annadif, the Mali representative of the UN secretary general, said in a statement (…)