Eight murdered in Tuareg assault on Mali governor's office - UN

by Reuters
Sunday, 18 May 2014 21:30 GMT

KIDAL, Mali, May 18 (Reuters) - Six Malian government officials and two civilians were murdered during an assault by Tuareg separatist rebels on a regional governor's office in the northern town of Kidal, the country's United Nations peacekeeping mission said on Sunday.

"This barbaric crime is totally unacceptable and those responsible must answer for their actions," Albert Koenders, the head of the mission known as MINUSMA, said in a statement late on Sunday. "An inquiry must be carried out quickly in order to verify the facts and bring the responsible parties to justice." (Reporting by Joe Bavier; Editing by Bernad Orr)

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