UN peacekeepers attacked by Tuareg rebels near Timbuktu

Author : Mircea Birca | Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Posted in category Africa, Africa News, Eurasia, Eurasia News
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Northern Tuareg rebels shot at United Nations peacekeepers in Mali outside the town of Timbuktu on Tuesday amid growing tensions that threaten a fragile peace process, the country’s UN mission said.

“They fired at us and they then called us to tell us that they thought we were [Malian government soldiers], that it was a mistake,” mission spokesperson Olivier Salgado said, noting that no one had been wounded in the shooting.

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