Islamic Extremist Rebels Claim New Victim Days After Deadly African Attacks

Islamic Extremist Rebels Claim New Victim Days After Deadly African Attacks


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A U.N. peacekeeper was killed in Mali and others injured in separate attacks in the north of the country, Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for the United Nations secretary-general, said in a statement.

A bomb hit a U.N. vehicle in the Kidal region, killing one Egyptian peacekeeper and seriously injuring another on Thursday.

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In a separate attack in Timbuktu, gunshots fired toward the U.N. camp injured one peacekeeper from Burkina Faso, according to the statement.

Dujarric said attacks targeting peacekeepers could amount to “war crimes” and called on Mali’s authorities to bring the perpetrators to justice.

The attacks by suspected Islamic extremists come just days after 12 civilians and at least 11 soldiers from the army were killed in central Mali.

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