February 12, 2016 / 1:13 PM / 2 years ago

Three dead, 30 wounded in Islamist attack on U.N. base in Mali

BAMAKO (Reuters) - Three U.N. peacekeepers were killed on Friday and 30 others were wounded when a U.N. base in the northern Mali town of Kidal was attacked, Mahamat Saleh Annadif, the Mali representative of the U.N. secretary general, said in a statement.

The attack by Islamist militants involved mortar and machine gun fire, a spokesman for a separatist group in northern Mali said earlier.

Reporting by Adama Diarra; Writing by Matthew Mpoke Bigg; Editing by Kevin Liffey

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