“On behalf of all mujahedeen, we attacked the camp of the enemies of Islam today” Sultan Ould Bady said by telephone. Bady is an Islamist Malian known for his links with the Mujao.
Nine rockets were fired into the camp of the UN mission in Aguelhoc in the northeast of the country, near the Algerian border, a UN source there told AFP.
“Eight of the rockets landed in front of the UN camp. A single rocket was able to enter the camp, but again, there are no casualties,” the source said via telephone.
Three jihadi groups, Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), Ansar Dine and Mujao have controlled northern Mali for nearly ten months, where they were largely driven out by international intervention in January 2013 initiated by France.
Nevertheless, attacks continue to occur in this region of the country.
A suicide bombing blamed on jihadists claimed the lives of two Burkinabe soldiers Minusma August 16 at Ber, a town near the big city of Timbuktu.