UN protests attack on its peace-keeping troops in Mali

French soldiers man their positions while clashes erupted in the city of Gao on February 21, 2013 and an apparent car bomb struck near a camp housing French troops as Malian and foreign forces struggled to secure Mali's volatile north against Islamist rebels. Photo: AFP

French soldiers man their positions while clashes erupted in the city of Gao on February 21, 2013 and an apparent car bomb struck near a camp housing French troops as Malian and foreign forces struggled to secure Mali's volatile north against Islamist rebels. Photo: AFP

(VOVworld)- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the UN Security Council on Sunday strongly protested a car bombing in the town of Kidal, Northeastern Mali, which killed 2 UN soldiers and several members of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). According to MINUSMA, the attack took place Sunday morning while the mission was protecting a bank in Kidal town. Ban strongly protested the attack, saying that everyone responsible for this attack must be put on trial. He re-affirmed the UN’s commitment to support Mali’s government and keep peace in Mali.

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