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French special forces pilot Damien Boiteux killed in Mali attacks

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UN orders probe of deadly protest at its base in North Mali

Jan 30, 2015    

United Nations: Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has ordered an investigation into violence during a demonstration this week outside a UN peacekeeping base in northern Mali that killed at least three protesters and injured several others.UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said that Ban "deplores the incidents" during Tuesday's protest in Gao and ordered the inquiry to determine the facts. He said the UN will cooperate with all parties in the probe.Olivier Salgado, the spokesman for the UN mission in Mali, said protesters marched on the peacekeepers' base and began throwing rocks and Molotov...

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