Suicide Bombers Dressed as UN Peacekeepers Fire Rockets and Blow Up Vehicles in Mali
Islamists dressed as UN peacekeepers fired off rockets and blew up their vehicles in Mali on Saturday.
The jihadists killed one and injured several French troops in Timbuktu.
Militants disguised as U.N. peacekeepers exploded two suicide car bombs and fired dozens of rockets at the French and United Nations bases in Mali’s northern city of Timbuktu on Saturday, killing one and wounding many, Malian authorities said.
The U.N. mission confirmed that the complex attack had killed a U.N. peacekeeper. The Malian government said in addition that 10 French soldiers had been wounded, but the French mission did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
“Terrorists wearing blue helmets aboard two cars laden with explosives, including one in the colours of the Malian army and another with a ‘UN’ written in it, attempted to infiltrate these camps,” the Malian government statement said.