United Nations Reports Four Peacekeepers Killed in Mali Terror Attack

Four UN peacekeepers were killed, and 19 injured in a complex attack against the UN mission’s camp in Aguelhok, located in the Kidal region in northeast Mali on Friday.

The attack took place at about 6:15 a.m. local time. A statement from MINUSMA said that “peacekeepers valiantly repelled a complex attack carried out by several heavily armed terrorists.”

A helicopter was dispatched to the camp to evacuate the injured.

The spokesperson for the Secretary-General, Stéphane Dujarric, released a statement saying “The Secretary-General recalls that attacks targeting peacekeepers may constitute war crimes under international law and that sanctions can be applied against those responsible.”

“He calls on the Malian authorities to spare no effort in identifying and promptly holding to account the perpetrators of this heinous attack,” Dujarric added.

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