UN says 3 peacekeepers killed, 4 wounded in Mali attacks
The secretary-general calls on Malian authorities "to spare no effort in identifying the perpetrators of these attacks so that they can be brought to justice swiftly," Dujarric said.
The UN peacekeeping mission in Mali was established in 2013 to help stabilize the northwestern African nation.
Dujarric said: "The secretary-general reaffirms that such cowardly acts will not deter the United Nations from its resolve to continue supporting the people and Government of Mali in their pursuit of peace and stability."
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Despite a 2015 peace agreement between the government and one-time separatists, Kidal has not escaped violence. Jihadists have repeatedly targeted the UN base there, and a 2016 attack killed seven peacekeepers.