Car bomb kills up to four UN soldiers in northern Mali

Two sources said that four Chadian U.N. peacekeepers had been killed, while another official said the dead included Malian troops deployed in the remote northern town

Car bomb kills up to four UN soldiers in northern Mali

World Bulletin/News Desk

As many as four United Nations peacekeepers were killed when a car bomb exploded in the northern Malian town of Aguelhoc on Wednesday, U.N. and diplomatic sources said.

Two sources said that four Chadian U.N. peacekeepers had been killed, while another official said the dead included Malian troops deployed in the remote northern town.

"The provisional toll is four dead and four injured and some if not all are blue helmets. But we are continuing to verify this information," said a source with Mali's U.N. peacekeeping mission, who asked not to be named.

There was no immediate comment from the U.N. mission, known as MINUSMA, and it was unclear who was behind the blast.

The U.N. and Mali's international partners are seeking to salvage a foundering northern peace process following a spate of renewed clashes between government forces and Tuareg rebels last month.

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