Unknown militants attacked the base of the contingent of the United Nations and the post Mali government forces on the morning of 5 February. Accurate data on casualties have been reported, reported Reuters news Agency.
According to the representative of the UN mission in Mali said that terrorists detonated a car bomb at the gate of the base near Timbuktu, then stormed inside. Presumably, the base was occupied by the Nigerian contingent, but at the time of the attack on the facility was attended by only a few guards.
At the same time was attacked a checkpoint of government forces around the airport in the same city.
Data about the victims in those attacks were reported.