17 Apr '15, 6pm

Al Murabitoon claims Ansongo suicide attack

Al Murabitoon, a jihadist group loyal to al Qaeda in Mali, has claimed the Apr. 15 suicide attack in the Malian town of Ansongo. The attack left 16 people wounded, including nine Nigerien UN peacekeepers, and killed three civilians. The UN has said that the explosion occurred when a suicide car bomber tried to enter the UN camp but was stopped at the gates. In an audio statement sent to the Mauritanian news service Al Akhbar , Al Murabitoon said it was responsible for the attack. The group said that one of its fighters, identified as Ibrahim al Ansari, was tasked with targeting the UN camp and Nigerien troops specifically. The audio statement claimed that Nigerien troops were targeted because “their president, Mahamadou Issoufou, participated in the march in Paris in support of Charlie Hebdo.” It also said that it was fighting against the “establishment of a French and Ame...

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