Mali militants bombard UN sites

mali policeFrom RUDD KONTE in Bamako, Mali
BAMAKO, (CAJ News) – MILITANTS have killed nine personnel after attacks on
United Nations peacekeepers’ bases in Mali.
Among those killed were a peacekeeper, Malian soldier and a member of the civilian vigilante as well as six Malian contractors.
A number of others were wounded following the attack against camps of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) in the central Douenza and the capital Timbuktu.
UN secretary general, António Guterres, condemned the attacks.
He warned attacks targeting UN peacekeepers may constitute war crimes
under international law.
Guterres extended his condolences to the government of Mali and to the
families of the victims, as well as wishing swift recovery to those
injured.
Anarchy has confronted the West African country of 18 million following a coup in 2012.
President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta’s government is battling to combat
terrorism and violent extremism.
Some humanitarian agencies and medical groups have quit the country after widespread attacks by Muslim extremists.
– CAJ News

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