Ban ‘outraged’ by attack on UN peacekeepers in Mali

UNITED NATIONS: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Friday he was “shocked and outraged” by a deadly ambush on UN peacekeepers in Mali and emphasized such attacks were a “serious violation of international law.”

The attack on a UN convoy in northeastern Mali killed nine peacekeepers from Niger, in the worst-ever strike against the mission.

Their deaths bring the death toll for UN peacekeepers in Mali to 30, with another 90 wounded, since the start of the mission on July 1, 2013.

Source: APP