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    Unidentified gunmen opened fire at a UN peacekeeper base in northern Mali on Saturday, media reported.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to the Sky News television channel, the attack took place in the town of Kidal, with locals hearing mortar fire.

    "The attack happened at around 4 a.m. (0400 GMT). Four or five rockets landed inside the base. Quite a few people were wounded but it's too early for a precise number," Olivier Salgado, spokesman for the UN forces in Mali, said as quoted by Reuters.

    On November 20, Islamic State-affiliated gunmen stormed the Radisson Blu Hotel in the Malian capital of Bamako, taking 170 people hostage, mostly foreigners. At least 19 people were killed.

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