Terrorists attack UN camp in Mali, eight peacekeepers killed

Source : 112 Ukraine

The attack was carried out by militants associated with "Al Qaeda"
20:46, 20 January 2019

112 Agency

The terrorists attacked a UN base in the town of Agelhoek in Mali. This is reported by AFP.

It is reported that eight peacekeepers were killed in the attack, another 19 people were injured. The attack was organized by militants, related to Al Qaeda terrorist group.

In April 2018, the militants have already attacked the same base, killing two persons.

We recall that more than 13,000 peacekeepers are deployed in Mali as part of a UN mission that was established after Islamist militias seized northern Mali in 2012. They were backed by French troops in 2013.

A peace agreement signed in 2015 by the Bamako government and armed groups was aimed at restoring stability to Mali following a brief Islamist takeover in the north.

But the accord has failed to stop violence by Islamist militants, who have also staged attacks in Burkina Faso and Niger.

Earlier this month, France and the US criticized the Mali authorities for their failure to stem the worsening violence.

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Earlier an explosion thundered in Damascus, Syria. As a result, several people died. This is reported by Al Jazeera.

The channel informs that the explosion occurred in one of the southern regions of Damascus, and the Syrian authorities have already called the incident a terrorist act.

"The explosion occurred near the security department in the south of the city. There are several people killed and wounded," said in a statement.

In this case, the exact number of dead and injured is not called. It is also not yet clear whether this was a suicide attack or a bomb explosion. People clarifies that after the explosion, the shooting was heard on the spot.

For more than 6 years of war in Syria, more than 450 thousand people died according to the UN. Millions of people in the country have become refugees.

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