UN base in Mali hit by deadly suicide bombing


15 April 2015 From the section Africa More than 9,000 UN troops are currently deployed in Mali A suicide attack on a UN base in northern Mali has killed three civilians and wounded nine peacekeepers, the UN has said. The bomber attempted to drive into a UN camp in Ansongo town when his explosives detonated, it added. At least 35 UN troops have been killed and more than 140 wounded in Mali since July 2013. The UN took charge of security after French-led forces seized northern cities from Islamist militants. The al-Qaeda-linked militants fled into the vast Sahara desert, and have since carried out suicide bombings and hit-and-run attacks on UN troops. Secular Tuareg rebels had initially been…
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