Mali camp housing UN, French troops comes under shell fire
Bamako: A camp in northeastern Mali housing UN, French and Malian troops fighting jihadist insurgents came under shell fire on Tuesday, but there were no casualties or damage, the United Nations mission MINUSMA said.
Sixteen rounds were fired at the Tessalit camp in Kidal region near the Algerian border, but all fell outside its perimeter, MINUSMA spokesman Olivier Salgado said.
In January, 18 UN troops and two civilians were wounded in a mortar attack on the same camp.
On Monday, three MINUSMA troops were injured, one seriously, when their convoy struck a road mine in the Kidal region, the mission said. Mali is the starting point of a jihadist insurgency that began in 2012 and has since spread to the centre of the country and neighbouring Niger and Burkina Faso. - AFP