UN Peacekeeper Killed, Eight Injured in Mali Attack

Mali, – A UN peacekeeper was killed and eight others were injured in an attack on their camp in northeastern Mali, the United Nations said.

A peacekeeper from Chad was killed in the attacks at the Aguelhok camp in the region of Kidal, said a statement from Ban’s spokesman. Following a spate of mortar rounds fired at the Aguelhok camp, two military vehicles were dispatched and hit an explosive device that led to the death of a blue helmet, MINUSMA said.

Meanwhile, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned the four coordinated assaults targeting the UN mission known as MINUSMA and said that attacks on peacekeepers are war crimes.

Source: Qatar News Agency