Three killed in extremist attack on United Nations base in Mali

KIDAL, Mali, Two United Nations peacekeepers and a contractor were killed Saturday in a mortar attack on the U.N. base in northern Mali.

Two United Nations peacekeepers and a contractor were killed Saturday in a mortar attack on the U.N. base in Kidal, located in northern Mali. Image from Google Maps
Two United Nations peacekeepers and a contractor were killed Saturday in a mortar attack on the U.N. base in Kidal, located in northern Mali. Image from Google Maps

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Up to 14 others were injured in the attack after five bombs landed inside the base.Two of the soldiers who died were from Guinea.

Olivier Salgado, spokesman for the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Mali, or MINUSMA, said no one has claimed responsibility.

The peacekeeping mission in Mali began in 2014 after France led a campaign to drive extremists out of the area. About a week ago, gunmen stormed a hotel in Bamako, the country’s capital, killing 19.

By Amy R. Connolly

UPI