N peacekeepers stand guard near the airport on 4 February, 2016 in Timbuktu, central Mali.
BAMAKO - Suspected Islamist militants attacked a U.N. peacekeepers&39; base in the northern Mali town of Kidal on Friday, killing several people and wounding others, a spokesman for the separatist Coordination of Azawad Movements (CMA) told Reuters.
Video of MINUSMA base in Kidal under attack this morning https://t.co/MIVNn0YTre— Tommy Miles (@tommymiles) February 12, 2016
"There is gunfire and mortar fire against the MINUSMA (U.N. peacemaking mission) 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.