Four UN troops killed in attack in northern Mali

3 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

BAMAKO: Four United Nations peacekeepers were killed early Friday when suspected jihadists attacked their camp in Aguelhok in northern Mali, the UN mission said.

The peacekeepers "bravely pushed back a complex attack carried out by several heavily-armed terrorists," MINUSMA said in a statement, adding that four troops had died and others were wounded according to a provisional toll.

A source in MINUSMA said the attack occurred around 200 kilometres (120 miles) from the Algerian border, targeting a contingent of peacekeepers from Chad, reports AFP.