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Disenchanted UN peacekeeper kills commander, doctor



The growing tension over living conditions in camp has seen a soldier in the Chadian contingent of the U.N.’s peacekeeping force in northern Mali kill his own commander and an army doctor.

According to a source within the U.N. Force known by the acronym MINUSMA, the soldier had started an “insurrection” against the contingent’s top brass the previous evening before shooting the two men dead.

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“Dozens of Chadian peacekeepers have been unhappy with their working conditions in northern Mali,” the MINUSMA source said.

“The peacekeeper decided he wasn’t going to stand for how his superior spoke to him after being accused of some pretty serious things,” the source added.

After the attack, the soldier was arrested, along with a dozen other Chadian soldiers accused of “disobedience,” at the contingent’s base north of the city of Kidal.

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