News

8 UN peacekeepers killed after armed assailants attack in northern Mali

8 UN peacekeepers killed after armed assailants attack in northern Mali
World
A Canadian Armed Forces soldier provides security as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives on the United Nations in Gao, Mali, Saturday December 22, 2018.

Listen

An official with the United Nations mission in Mali says that jihadists linked to al-Qaida have killed six peacekeepers and injured 19 others in an attack on a peacekeepers’ camp in Aguelhoc, in northern Mali’s Kidal region.

Residents confirmed the Sunday morning assault saying that attackers came in motorcycles and cars. The Aguelhoc camp houses peacekeepers from Chad.

The U.N. official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not permitted to speak to press on the matter.

The peacekeeping mission in Mali is one of the U.N.’s deadliest.

Mali is under threat from a number of extremist groups affiliated with al-Qaida and the Islamic State organization, and attacks have moved from the north to Central Mali.
Read more on globalnews.ca
News Topics :
Similar Articles :
Top Stories
OTTAWA — Canadian peacekeepers saw their busiest day in Mali on Sunday after extremists with links to al Qaida attacked a United Nations base, killing 10 and injuring dozens more. Five...
World
BAMAKO, MALI — Al Qaeda linked jihadists carried out one of the deadliest attacks on a United Nations peacekeeping mission in months, killing 10 peacekeepers and wounding at least 25 in...
Top Stories
BAMAKO, Mali The U.N. mission in Mali says at least two peacekeepers have been killed and 10 others wounded by an attack in northern Mali. Mission spokesman Olivier Salgado...
World
DAKAR, Senegal SITE Intelligence Group says Mali s al Qaeda branch has claimed responsibility for an attack on a United Nations peacekeeping mission that killed at least 10 peacekeepers...
World
The attack took place in Aguelhoc in the northern region of Kidal, and the victims were from the Central African nation of Chad.    Google Maps Thu., April 5, 2018 BAMAKO,...