4 UN peacekeepers killed in northern Mali – MINUSMA



Four peacekeepers were killed in an offensive against a complex attack their camp in Aguelhok, Mali’s northern region of Kidal.

The Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) confirmed this in a press release Friday.

“This April 2, at about 6.15 a.m., the peacekeepers valiantly repulsed a complex attack launched heavily armed terrorists camp of the Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) in Angelhok,’’ the UN mission said.

A provisional toll shows four peacekeepers were killed and some others injured, said.

The mission added that the injured were evacuated helicopters for medical cares.

In the press release, MINUSMA strongly condemned the “despicable attack” and reiterated determination to protect the populations and world peace.

The UN peacekeeping mission did not state precisely the nationality of the deceased peacekeepers.

Ten MINUSMA peacekeepers have lost their lives their mission this year. (Xinhua/NAN)