"Early in the morning, the blue helmets of Minusma in Aguelhok [nord-est du Mali] disliked a complex assault from attackers who arrived on board many armed vehicles "said Sunday the mission of the UN in a statement. "The peacekeepers neutralized many enemies and pursued the attackers."
The attack left 10 peacekeepers dead and 25 injured.
The representative of the UN Secretary-General in Mali, Mahamat Saleh Annadif, was convicted "The despicable and criminal attack against the peacekeepers". This attack "Illustrates the determination of the terrorists to sow chaos: it requires a strong, immediate and coordinated response from all forces to eradicate the danger of terrorism in the Sahel".
Antonio Guterres & # 39; s representative emphasized that attacks on peacekeepers can do this "Form a war crime". Mahamat Saleh Annadif also promised the Minusma "Do not let this barbarism go unpunished".