Two U.N. peacekeepers die in car bomb blast in northern Mali

Dec. 14, 2013 at 9:20 AM   |   0 comments

BAMAKO, Mali, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Two United Nations peacekeepers were killed Saturday, and three other people wounded, in a car bomb attack in the Malian city of Kidal, officials say.

The blast caused the collapse of a bank guarded by the soldiers and set a U.N. armored vehicle on fire, the BBC reported.

Officials fear more casualties may found in the rubble of the bank.

The dead peacekeepers were part of the U.N. peacekeeping force known as MINUSMA, Voice of America said.

Kidal, in Mali's northeastern region, has been a stronghold for separatist Tuareg rebels but no group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

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