Suicide bombing in Mali "direct attack on the peace process"

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Rwandan Peacekeepers from the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) patrol the streets of Gao, in northern Mali. UN Photo/Marco Dormino

A suicide bombing on Wednesday which targeted government troops in Mali, killing dozens, should be seen as a "direct attack on the peace process" there.

That's according to the UN Under-Secretary-General for peacekeeping, Hervé Ladsous, addressing the Security Council on Wednesday, warning that the country stood at a "crossroads."

A UN-brokered peace deal was signed in June 2015 to end years of fighting between government forces and Tuareg-led rebels, but attempts to bring all the sides together are moving slowly.

Matthew Wells reports.

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