Islamist group Ansar Dine claims ambush on UN peacekeepers in Mali

So far, 59 peacekeepers have been killed while on active service in Mali, while another four have died in friendly fire incidents, UN figures showIslamist group Ansar Dine on Thursday claimed responsibility for an ambush in northeastern Mali that killed five Chadian UN peacekeepers. “Our mujahedeens attacked… soldiers working in the international alliance against us,” a senior member of the jihadist group, Nourredine Ag Mohamed, told AFP. The peacekeepers were attacked Wednesday as they were escorting a convoy in Aguelhok in the Kidal region.

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