Five UN peacekeepers killed in Mali attack: UN, police sources

The Mali mission is the most dangerous active deployment for UN peacekeepers and it has been hit by sharp internal tensions since its launch in July 2013At least five UN peacekeepers were killed in an ambush in central Mali by suspected militants, the UN and police sources said. The attack is the first time the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali, MINUSMA, has recorded fatalities in the centre of a country long beset by violence in its vast and desolate north. “According to preliminary information, five peacekeepers were killed.

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