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Mali: Four UN peacekeepers killed in separate attacks

Mali: Four UN peacekeepers killed in separate attacks

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<p>Four United Nations peacekeepers and a Malian soldier were killed in Mali on Friday in two separate attacks, the UN mission there confirmed.</p> <p>The UN mission known as <span class="caps">MINUSMA</span> confirmed Friday that several others were critically wounded in Menaka near the border with Niger, <a href="http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/un-peacekeepers-killed-mali-1.4417545" target="_blank">a source reports.</a></p> <p>The nationalities of the four were not immediately revealed. There was also no immediate claim of responsibility, though <span class="caps">ISIS</span> in the Sahel has bee carrying out similar attacks in the region.</p> <p>The extremist group is believed to be behind an ambush on U.S. forces and their local counterparts in Niger that left four American soldiers dead last month.</p> <p>In October, three UN soldiers were killed and two others wounded by an explosive device as they were escorting a convoy in northern Mali on Thursday bringing the death toll of members of the UN mission since 2013 over 80. </p> <a href="https://twitter.com/Muisyo_" class="twitter-follow-button" data-show-count="false">Follow @Muisyo_</a><script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
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