World Briefs: Three peacekeepers killed in Mali attack

Three peacekeepers killed in Mali attack

BAMAKO • A powerful Al-Qaeda-linked group yesterday claimed an attack on a United Nations camp that killed three peacekeepers in Kidal in Mali's troubled north.

The Group to Support Islam and Muslims posted a statement that it had targeted the UN base, "causing significant material damage", the site Extremism Monitor reported.


Spain to block Catalonia referendum

MADRID • The Spanish government will block any attempt to further an independence process in Catalonia, spokesman Inigo Mendez de Vigo said, after the head of the north-eastern region called a referendum on secession on Oct. 1.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 10, 2017, with the headline 'World Briefs'. Subscribe