Seven UN peacekeepers dead, three injured following as convoy hits explosive device in central Mali

An explosion on Wednesday in central Mali killed seven United Nations peacekeepers and seriously wounded three others, the U.N. mission said on Twitter. A logistics convoy hit an improvised explosive device between the towns of Douentza and Sevare, an area where groups linked to al Qaeda and Islamic State operate. No group claimed responsibility on… Read More Seven UN peacekeepers dead, three injured following as convoy hits explosive device in central Mali

Seven Malian soldiers killed following attacks on separate patrol convoys

Seven Malian soldiers were killed on Saturday in two separate attacks on patrols in the centre-west of the country, the army said, the latest bloodshed to indicate violence is shifting southward into previously peaceful areas. At around 11:20 GMT an army escort was ambushed near the town of Mourdiah, around 200 km (120 miles) north… Read More Seven Malian soldiers killed following attacks on separate patrol convoys

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

Twenty-nine dead as armed men in military fatigues attack village in central Mali

Armed men dressed in military fatigues attacked a village of Fulani herders in central Mali, killing at least 20 people, a local government official and a Fulani association said on Saturday. The attackers on Friday targeted the village of Binedama in the Mopti region, which has seen dozens of tit-for-tat ethnic massacres over the past… Read More Twenty-nine dead as armed men in military fatigues attack village in central Mali