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Ten UN peacekeepers killed in mali

(CNN) – Ten United Nations peacekeepers were killed in an attack on a UN camp in Mali on Sunday, according to a statement from the UN secretary-general.

Another 25 were injured in the attack, said Secretary-General António Guterres, who added that he condemned the attack against the camp for the UN’s Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali, known as MINUSMA, in the village of Aguelhok in the Kidal region.

“MINUSMA forces responded robustly and a number of assailants were killed,” according to the statement, which did not say who carried out the attack.

According to Guterres, the peacekeepers were from Chad, and he conveyed “his heartfelt condolences to the government of Chad and the families and loved ones of the deceased.”

Mali can be a deadly posting for UN peacekeepers. In August 2017, five MINUSMA security guards, one member of the Mali National Police and one civilian contractor working for MINUSMA were killed during an attack on MINUSMA headquarters in Timbuktu.


Steve Mungereza
Steve Mungereza
Sociopolitical Analyst. Coverage of National and Regional news stories.

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