Gunmen stage deadly raid on Mali army post; U.N. peacekeepers hurt in blast

February 16, 2015 10:19 AM

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BAMAKO (Reuters) - Gunmen killed two Malian soldiers in an attack on an army post 460 km (300 miles) from the capital Bamako and four U.N. peacekeepers were wounded in an explosion deeper into the restive desert northeast over the weekend.

Local troops and U.N. peacekeepers are trying to impose order two years after French forces wrested control of the area from separatist rebels and militants linked to al Qaeda.

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