Unidentified gunmen attack UN base in northern Mali

KIDAL, Mali - Unidentified gunmen attacked a base for UN peacekeepers in the northern Mali town of Kidal on Saturday and residents heard mortar fire, a Reuters witness and a UN peacekeeper at the base said.
There was no immediate comment from the UN force (MINUSMA).
French troops and the UN force are struggling to stabilize the former French colony where Islamist militants attacked a hotel in the capital on Nov. 20 and killed 20 people.
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