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French army describes 'underhanded' extremist attack in Mali

French army describes 'underhanded' extremist attack in Mali”

In a statement, the security ministry said the attack involved dozens of rockets fired by militants "wearing blue helmets".

The UN mission confirmed that the complex attack had killed a UN peacekeeper.

Seven UN peacekeepers have been killed in attacks in Mali this year alone, serving in a mission that has been described as the UN's most risky.

The attackers fired a dozen rockets at the bases of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali, Minusma, and the French-led Operation Barkhane, Mali's security ministry said in a statement on Sunday.

The UN's MINUSMA force said one of its peacekeepers had been killed in Saturday's four-hour rocket, mortar and auto bomb attack at global troops' "Super Camp" neighbouring Timbuktu's airport.

Steiger said allied troops managed to regain control with the help of fighter jets sent from a French base in neighbouring Niger as well as helicopters carrying elite troops. One of the vehicles exploded, while the other was intercepted by troops.

The UN's Timbuktu Super Camp, where Saturday's attack took place, was already the scene of an attack last May which killed a Liberian peacekeeper and wounded nine.

A foreign security source told AFP that the assault was "unprecedented" in Timbuktu.

In a tweet, the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali announced, "One blue helmet was killed in gunfire exchanges with the assailants, a dozen wounded".

"MINUSMA confirms that at its base in the city of Timbuktu was attacked with the use of a auto bomb and mortars".

"We've never seen an attack like this", a separate official from the Timbuktu governorate said.

"Shell fire, rockets, explosions and perhaps even suicide bombers". Three auto bombs were exploded, it said.

The UN mission has been deployed in Mali since a 2013 Tuareg separatist uprising.

Insurgents remain active, linked to drug, arms and migrant trafficking in the vast Sahel region.



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