Several dead after suspected Islamist militants attacks Mali UN base

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Bamako, Feb.12 (ANI): Suspected Islamist militants attacked a United Nations peacekeepers’ base in the northern Mali town of Kidal on Friday, killing several people and wounding others.

There was a gunfire and mortar fire against the MINUSMA (UN peacemaking mission) camp, reports The Himalayan Times.

It is an attack by the Islamists, apparently involving a suicide car bomb,’ said CMA spokesman Radouane Ag Mohamed Aly.

A UN spokesman said there was some dead and wounded in the attack, which began at 6:45 a.m.

He said there had been eight mortar shells as well as gunfire.

A separate UN source revealed that, two persons were killed.

The base forms part of an attempt by the MINUSMA mission to keep the peace in Mali in the wake of a takeover of the north by Islamists in 2012.

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The UN mission has not stopped the violence and Islamist militants have expanded their attacks in recent months into other parts of Mali and beyond.(ANI)

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