2 killed, 6 hurt in northern Mali protest after clash between civilians, peacekeepers

January 27, 2015 2:15 PM

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BAMAKO, Mali – U.N. officials in northern Mali say at least two people are dead and six others wounded after a demonstration in the town of Gao turned violent.

Olivier Salgado, the spokesman for the U.N. mission in Mali known as MINUSMA, said that a group of protesters attacked the U.N. mission base Tuesday with rocks and Molotov cocktails.

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