3 Killed In U.N. Base Rocket Attack In Mali


An attack on a United Nations base, using dozens of rockets, killed at least three people in northern Mali on Sunday, a U.N. spokesman said. One of the dead was a U.N. peacekeeper and two more were civilians. At least 12 more people were wounded.

About 30 rockets and shells hit the outpost at dawn. U.N. troops returned fire, spokesman Olivier Salgado said.

Security had been beefed up at the base of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali, known as MINUSMA, and air patrols are in place, the mission said in a statement.

The U.N. called for progress on peace talks in the nation, which has seen an insurgency by separatists in the north.