Islamic extremist rebels held power for quite a long in Mali Northern cities. But their grasp of power in the cities came to an end when they were flushed out with the help of a 2013 French-led military Operation.
However, the insurgents quickly regrouped in the desert and started launching frequent attacks on the Malian army and any allies fighting the insurgency.
The UN mission said that helicopters were dispatched to the scene to evacuate those that have been wounded from the camp. It is said the camp mostly houses Chadian Peacekeepers.
Islamic extremist groups have been common in North Western countries in Africa for Instance Nigeria has been constantly fighting the Boko Haram in the region. Mali on the other hand has been trying to constantly contain Islamic extremist insurgency since 2012.
The UN Chief called on Malian Authorities "to spare no effort in Identifying and promptly holding to account the perpetrators of this heinous attack" the spokesman said.
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