Mali Tuareg rebels fire on U.N. peacekeepers

Tuareg rebels shot at UN peacekeepers outside Timbuktu, believing that they were Malian soldiers.

Mali Tuareg rebels fire on U.N. peacekeepers

World Bulletin / News Desk

 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 U.N. 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 spokesman Olivier Salgado said, noting that no one had been wounded in the shooting. 

Last Mod: 28 Nisan 2015, 15:21
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