World Bulletin / News Desk
Unidentified gunmen ambushed a United Nations base in Timbuktu in northwestern Mali on Friday, local sources said.
There were no immediate reports of casualties, but eyewitnesses told Anadolu Agency they saw a number of bodies near the scene.
Earlier on Friday, a loud explosion, believed to be a car bomb, was heard near a checkpoint in the city, which is controlled by UN troops and the Malian army.
Recent months have seen sporadic militant attacks on UN peacekeepers and Malian army personnel.
Güncelleme Tarihi: 05 Şubat 2016, 13:20