Shells launched at U.N. base in north Mali: sources

April 1, 2015 1:07 PM

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BAMAKO (Reuters) - Unknown attackers fired shells at a United Nations base on the outskirts of a town in northern Mali early on Wednesday, residents told Reuters.

Mali's desert north suffers frequent militant attacks despite a French-led operation to drive out Islamic fighters following a Tuareg uprising there in 2012.

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