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Twenty wounded in northern Mali rocket attack on UN base

Six peacekeepers were seriously wounded in the attack on the base in the town of Tessalit in the Kidal region, spokesperson Olivier Salgado told Reuters.

FILE: Senegalese soldiers of the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali MINUSMA (United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali) patrol on foot in the streets of Gao, on 24 July 2019. Picture: AFP

BAMAKO - Twenty people were wounded on Thursday in northern Mali, including 18 UN peacekeepers, in a rocket attack on a military base for UN, French and Malian forces, a UN spokesperson said.

Six peacekeepers were seriously wounded in the attack on the base in the town of Tessalit in the Kidal region, spokesperson Olivier Salgado told Reuters.

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