Several dead after suspected Islamist militants attacks Mali UN base

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.

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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