Red Cross driver killed in north Mali attack

March 30, 2015 8:15 PM

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KIDAL, Mali (Reuters) - Gunmen killed a driver with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on Monday in an attack on his aid truck as it headed across northern Mali toward Niger, the ICRC and Red Cross officials said.

The identity of the attackers was unknown. Mali's desert north suffers frequent militant attacks despite a French-led operation to drive out Islamist fighters in the wake of a Tuareg uprising there in 2012.

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