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Mali violence: Nigerian peacekeeper killed in Timbuktu

A Nigerian UN peacekeeper has been killed and another injured by unidentified assailants in Timbuktu, in northern Mali, the UN says.

A separate incident in Tessalit left three Chadian peacekeepers injured.

Nearly 200 members of the UN mission have died since it was set up in 2013, making it the deadliest peacekeeping operation in the world.

Peacekeepers were deployed to Mali after Islamist militants seized the north of the coun

 

 

 

UN Secretary General António Guterres has condemned the attacks, saying he is “deeply saddened” over the death of the peacekeeper.

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