Two UN peacekeepers force killed in northern Mali attack


Tragic report as the United Nations peacekeeping force in Mali says two of its soldiers were killed in an attack on their convoy in the country’s north.
The logistical convoy of the UN mission travelling between the towns of Tessalit and Gao was attacked on Saturday evening by “unidentified armed individuals” who killed two of the soldiers, the mission, known as MINUSMA, as Africa-News reports on Sunday even there is no report yet to indicate the nationalities of those killed.
As report gathered that the convoy had stopped when it was attacked near the village of Tarkint, northeast of Gao.
The head of the peacekeeping mission, Mahamat Saleh Annadif, condemned the “cowardly acts aimed at paralysing the mission’s operations on the ground”.
Last month, three UN peacekeepers from Chad were killed in the country when their convoy hit a roadside bomb.
The blast in the northern region of Aguelhok left four more soldiers seriously wounded.
Established in 2013, the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali has some 13,000 troops, drawn from several nations, deployed across the vast semi-arid country that has been facing a worsening security situation in recent years. Africa-News added.


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