A total of 20 people were wounded after unknown attackers fired rockets at a UN peacekeeping base in Kidal in northern Mali.
The death toll, number of attackers, and group responsible remain unconfirmed, but chilling details about the rampage and the story of a heroic effort to rescue hostages have emerged.
Officials said “more than three suspects” are still at large after the attack on a luxury hotel in Mali’s capital that left at least 19 people dead.
Malian commandos have carried out an operation to free more than 100 hostages trapped in a luxury hotel in the capital Bamako, but more than 20 have died.
Two different Islamist militant groups have laid claim to the recent attack on a hotel in central Mali that left 13 people dead, including five UN peacekeepers.
The French army carried out the raid against the al-Mourabitoun militant group in Mali, killing one of Sahel’s most-wanted Islamist leaders Ahmed al-Tilemsi.