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Suspected militants kill 5 UN soldiers in Mali

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Suspected militants kill 5 UN soldiers in Mali
At least five United Nations peacekeepers from Togo were killed while one other was seriously injured following an ambush by suspected militants in central Mali.
According to the United Nations, the soldiers of the U.N. Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) were in a convoy when they were attacked.
No group has taken responsibility for the attack which took place 30 kilometres (19 miles) west of Sevaré, which is coming 10 days after five MINUSMA peacekeepers from Chad were killed in an ambush in the northern region of Kidal.
“I condemn in the strongest terms this despicable crime two days ago five Malian soldiers were killed near the town of Gao,” said MINUSMA head Mahamat Saleh Annadif.
MINUSMA and French forces have been stationed in northern Mali for three years since separatists joined jihadists to seize the region from the government in Bamako.
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