U.N. peacekeeper killed in attack on base in northern Mali

January 17, 2015 9:40 AM

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BAMAKO (Reuters) - At least one U.N. peacekeeper was killed when suspected Islamists militants attacked a U.N. base in the northern Malian town of Kidal on Saturday, residents said.

Gunfire erupted from the area of the U.N. and French military camps in Kidal at around 0600 a.m. local time (0600 GMT), followed by the sound of rockets exploding, locals told Reuters. The shooting lasted around 10 minutes, they said.

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