Suspected Islamist militants have attacked a UN peacekeeping mission base in Mali, killing several people and wounding others, officials confirmed.
The MINUSMA (Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali) in Kidal came under gunfire and mortar attack on Friday following a suicide car bomb, a spokesman for the separatist Coordination of Azawad Movements (CMA) told Reuters.
"There is gunfire and mortar fire against the MINUSMA camp. It is an attack by the Islamists, apparently involving a suicide car bomb. There are some dead and wounded but I do not know the exact number," said CMA spokesman Radouane Ag Mohamed Aly.