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UN Peacekeeper Killed in Mali Attack

FILE - Chadian U.N. peacekeepers gesture as they patrol in Aguelhok, Mali.

A U.N. Peacekeeper is dead and several others injured in northeastern Mali after a mortar attack hit their camp near the Algerian border.

In a statement, the U.N. said its installations in Aguelhok were targeted in four different attacks Monday, which killed one Chadian peacekeeper and wounded eight others

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for swift action against those responsible for the attacks, which he said constitute war crimes under international law.

No group has yet to claim responsibility for the attack.

The part of northern Mali where the attack occurred was overtaken by jihadists in 2012. A 2013 French intervention drove the Islamic militants from a large portion of northern Mali, but they still control some areas.

Attacks by al-Qaida linked groups are still common, and so far this year 32 UN peacekeepers have been killed in Mali.