Three killed in suicide attack on peacekeepers in Mali: UN

Three killed in suicide attack on peacekeepers in Mali: UN

A suicide bomber attacked a UN barracks in northern Mali on Wednesday, the United Nations said, killing three civilians and wounding 16 people, including several peacekeepers.
The militant was attempting to drive into a camp used by the UN’s MINUSMA peacekeeping mission in Ansongo, in the northern region of Gao, when the explosives went off.

“The attack left nine injured, two seriously, among the peacekeepers from the Niger contingent. In addition, the explosion has killed at least three civilians. Seven (civilians) were also injured,” MINUSMA said in a statement.

The mission did not specify if the bomber was acting alone or if there were others in the vehicle but its head, Mongi Hamdi, condemned the “cowardly and odious” attack.
“I am shocked that valiant peacekeepers are again being targeted, as well as innocent civilians,” he was quoted as saying.
AFP