U.N. says five peacekeepers killed, three wounded in Mali blast

Reuters News
Posted: Sep 18, 2014 2:36 PM

DAKAR (Reuters) - The United Nations mission in Mali said five of its Chadian peacekeepers were killed and another three wounded when their vehicle was hit by an explosive device in the north of the country on Thursday.

The attack brings the number of U.N. peacekeepers killed so far this month to 10.

The mission, known as MINUSMA, said the attack took place between the desert towns of Aguelhok and Tessalit, in the Kidal region.

(Reporting by David Lewis; Editing by Robin Pomeroy)