World Car News #Update
On Saturday 14th April, militants disguised as UN peacekeepers exploded two suicide car bombs and a rocket around the French and UN bases in Timbuktu, a northern city of Mali. The bombs killed one and wounded many others mostly French soldiers, reports of the Mali authority claimed.
“Terrorists wearing blue helmets aboard two cars laden with explosives, including one in the colours of the Malian army and another with a ‘UN’ written in it, attempted to infiltrate these camps,” the Malian government statement said.
U.N. peacekeeping and French military forces stationed in northern Mali have been under near-constant attack over the past year by determined and well-armed jihadist groups. This is seen as the gravest threat to security across Africa’s Sahel region. But even by the standards of Mali’s increasingly emboldened Islamist fighters, Saturday’s attempted breach of two foreign bases at once was ambitious.
The Malian government in their report however mentioned that, ‘The Situation is now under control’.