Four UN peacekeepers dead, five injured following attack in central Mali

Four United Nations peacekeepers were killed and five wounded in central Mali on Wednesday after a convoy struck an explosive device and came under fire, the U.N. said. It was not clear who carried out the attack about 20 km (12 miles) north of the town of Bambara-Maoudé in the Timbuktu region. Islamist groups linked… Read More Four UN peacekeepers dead, five injured following attack in central Mali

Over twenty people killed at wedding ceremony following airstrikes in Mali

More than 20 people, including children, were killed in air strikes during a wedding ceremony in a remote desert area of central Mali on Sunday, a health worker with knowledge of the attack said on Tuesday. It was not immediately clear who carried out the attacks but a French army source said that French forces… Read More Over twenty people killed at wedding ceremony following airstrikes in Mali

Two French soldiers dead, one injured following explosion incident in Mali

Two French soldiers died in an operation in Mali on Saturday and a third was injured when an improvised explosive device hit their armoured vehicle, the French presidency said. The soldiers were on a reconnaissance and intelligence-gathering mission in the eastern region of Menaka when the blast occurred late Saturday morning, the joint chiefs of… Read More Two French soldiers dead, one injured following explosion incident in Mali

Four civilians killed, eight French soldiers injured following car bomb attack on military patrol in Mali

An attack on a military patrol in northern Mali on Sunday killed four civilians and wounded 31 other people including eight French soldiers, Mali’s security and defense ministries said. The ambush, which involved a car bomb explosion followed by gunfire, took place two days after Islamist militants killed at least six people during a raid… Read More Four civilians killed, eight French soldiers injured following car bomb attack on military patrol in Mali

Two soldiers, one civilian killed as suicide bomber attack G5 Sahel force headquarters in Mali

A suicide bomber in a vehicle painted in UN colours attacked the Malian headquarters of an international anti-terror task force, the G5 Sahel, on Friday, killing two soldiers and a civilian, according to a security source and a local leader. The building’s entrance wall was destroyed, with the force of the blast throwing the vehicle… Read More Two soldiers, one civilian killed as suicide bomber attack G5 Sahel force headquarters in Mali