UN peacekeeping base attacked northern Mali

Authorities say a UN peacekeeper from Chad has been killed and another wounded in northern Mali.

Bamako: Authorities say a UN peacekeeper from Chad has been killed and another wounded in northern Mali.

A statement from the UN mission said that the attack early Saturday targeted a checkpoint about less than a mile from the UN peacekeeping base in Kidal.

A second suicide vehicle was detonated at one of the entrances to the base though no U.N. Forces were hurt but several mortar rounds were fired at the base.

A French-led military operation ousted al-Qaida allies and other jihadists from power in northern Mali about two years ago but the extremists have staged a growing number of attacks in recent months.

The resurgence of violence has killed about two dozen UN peacekeepers.

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