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Suicide Bomber Kills UN Peacekeepers in Mali

This is the first suicide attack against the UN mission. It probably will not be the last. “A suicide attack has left two Chadian troops from the UN peacekeeping mission and a civilian dead in northern Mali, a UN spokesman said.  A bomber exploded himself up in an explosive-laden vehicle at a checkpoint at the entry to the town of Tessalit on Wednesday, wounding six others.  The unnamed military source told AFP news agency that the number of attackers was higher. ‘Jihadists attacked the positions of the Chadian army in Tessalit with heavy arms and car bombs. Two Chadian troops have been killed. The four suicide bombers were also killed on the spot and a civilian also died,’ the source told AFP.” (Al Jazeera