9 UN peacekeepers killed in east Mali

  • An ambush on a UN convoy in Mali killed nine peacekeepers.

    The attack, carried out by armed men on motorcycles, occurred near Menaka, in the east Gao region, reports said. All those killed were from Niger. The UN said it did not know who was behind the attack.

    A senior UN official described the ambush as a “cowardly and hateful act of terrorism”.

    Last month five UN peacekeepers were killed in a bomb attack in north Mali.



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