United Nation peacekeeper camp attacked in Mali

A UN peacekeepers’ camp near Kidal in Mali came under mortar fire yesterday. This happened shortly before a scheduled visit by the prime minister, the first to the northern city by a top government official for four years. There were no casualties among UN staff there, though international forces had been wounded in the attack.

Soumeylou Maiga and eight of his ministers were due in Kidal as part of a nine-stop national tour. The city and the province of the same name, the country’s most rebellious, have been under Tuareg control since an uprising in 2012.