AFP: UN condemns 'vile' killing of eight UN peacekeepers in Mali20 January 2019 | 16:58 | FOCUS News Agency
"Peacekeepers of the MINUSMA force at Aguelhok fought off a sophisticated attack by assailants who arrived on several armed vehicles," said Mahamat Saleh Annadif, the UN's special representative for Mali.
Eight peacekeepers have so far been confirmed dead and several others were wounded, he added in a statement.
The "cowardly" attack, he added, "illustrates the determination of the terrorists to sow chaos.
"It demands a robust, immediate and concerted response from all forces to destroy the peril of terrorism in the Sahel."
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