TIMBUKTU – In an attack on a base of French and UN troops in Timbuktu is Saturday a blauwhelm to the life and twelve other injured. The attackers fired dozens of mortar on the base and left two cars with explosives detonate. They were able to make close approach because they are disguised as UN soldiers.
According to the Malian government would be covered by the injured ten French soldiers, but the UN mission Minusma could not confirm this. On Twitter said the mission of ,,a major complex attack”. Also the nationality of the victim blauwhelm is not known.
Last month told the UN that since 2013 all 162 soldiers in Mali have died. Minusma is the deadliest peacekeeping operation ever. At the end of February were even four un peacekeepers from Bangladesh to the life, when their vehicle, a bomb exploded.