Four UN peacekeepers killed in northern Mali

Four UN peacekeepers killed in northern Mali
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  • calendar-gray 03 April 2021

Four peacekeeprs were killed in an offensive against a complex attack on their camp in Aguelhok, Mali's northern region of Kidal, the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) confirmed on Friday in a press release, APA reports citing Xinhua.

"This April 2, 2021, at about 6:15 a.m., the peacekeepers valiantly repulsed a complext attack launched by several heavily armed terrorists on the camp of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) in Angelhok," the UN mission said.

A provisional toll shows four peacekeepers were killed and some others injured, it said, adding that the injured were evacuted by helicopters for medical cares.

 

The UN peacekeeping mission did not precise the nationality of the deceased peacekeepers. Ten MINUSMA peacekeepers have lost their lives during their mission this year.

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