Leader for former Tuareg separatist group killed in Mali

October 8, 2016 9:19 PM

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BAMAKO, Mali – The spokesman for a former Tuareg rebel group says its leader has been killed after attending a meeting at a United Nations camp in the northern Mali town of Kidal.

Almouzamile Ag Mohamed, spokesman for the High Council for the Unity of Azawad, said Cheick Aoussa was killed Saturday in a car explosion after leaving the U.N. peacekeeping mission's Kidal camp where he met with officials to discuss security.

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