15 UN peacekeepers wounded in northern Mali attack

15 Un Peacekeepers Wounded In Northern Mali Attack 15 Un Peacekeepers Wounded In Northern Mali Attack
The UN Mission in Mali was established by the Security Council in April 2013 to support political processes in the country. Photo: Getty Images
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Some 15 UN peacekeepers, including several from Germany, were wounded in northern Mali on Friday in an attack on their camp involving a vehicle-borne explosive, the UN mission in Mali and the German military said.

The attack targeted a temporary base set up by the peacekeepers near the village of Ichagara in northern Gao region, where Islamist insurgents linked to Al Qaeda and Islamic State are active. - Reuters


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