United Nations Vehicles And Residence Attacked In Mali

United Nations Vehicles And Residence Attacked In Mali

By Sheryl Sanni | Staff Reporter on May 20, 2015
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In this Jan. 11, 2013 file photo United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon responds to questions during a news interview at the United Nations headquarters. | Frank Franklin II/AP

The United Nation (UN), body in Mali has recorded a series of attack since its posting to the desert north in mid-2013 ranging from rocket attacks to bombings.

According to reports, in Mali’s capital Bamako, a gunman who is yet to be identified carried out an attack on UN vehicles and a house occupied by UN staff and in the process, wounding a guard. This attack is the first of its kind in the Mali capital.

According to MINUSMA, as the UN mission is known, said that the shooting started after the unidentified man tried to set the UN vehicles parked outside a UN troops residence ablaze.

In a statement, the mission stated that; “MINUSMA would like to reiterate that Malian authorities are responsible for the security of U.N. personnel, especially in Bamako.”

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