News ID: 115936
Published: 0704 GMT April 18, 2015

Two UN drivers killed in Mali attack

Two UN drivers killed in Mali attack

Two drivers were shot dead in an attack on a peacekeeping supply convoy in northern Mali, the UN officials said Saturday.

The terrorists stopped the convoy some 15 kilometers from the main city of Gao and "coldly killed two of the drivers" in the attack Friday, the UN Mission in Mali, known as MINUSMA, said in a statement, adding that a third person was wounded.

The killings come amid continued violent activity by terrorist groups that had previously taken control of northern Mali before being routed by a French-led international intervention that began in 2013.

Two civilians were killed and nine peacekeepers from Niger were wounded in a strike by an Al-Qaeda-linked group on the UN's MINUSMA peacekeeping mission in Ansongo, in northern Mali.

Earlier this month a civilian was killed in Gao by a rocket attack by presumed terrorist, the day after two people were killed by gunmen in another strike.

Terrorists have also struck farther south, including in Mali's capital Bamako.

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