At least three killed, peacekeepers injured in Mali suicide attack: U.N.

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Posted: Apr 15, 2015 11:21 AM

DAKAR (Reuters) - At least three civilians were killed and nine United Nations peacekeepers seriously injured in a suicide attack on a U.N. base in the northern Malian town of Ansongo on Wednesday, a spokesman for the peacekeeping mission said.

"A vehicle tried to penetrate the camp and there was an explosion," Olivier Salgado told Reuters by telephone from the capital Bamako. He said the casualty figure was provisional as the wounded were still being evacuated.

(Reporting by Bate Felix; Editing by Daniel Flynn)