The United Nations mission in Mali has disclosed that four of its peacekeepers have been killed by suspected jihadists in the north of the country. 

34 other peacemakers were injured, while 23 attackers were recorded dead when the insurgents attacked the camp run by Chadian peacekeepers in Aguelhok.

According to the UN, the peacekeepers bravely pushed back against a complex attack carried out by several heavily-armed terrorists.

Reports have it that two UN peacekeepers have been killed in Mali during an attack on a convoy in the north of the country.

A UN statement disclosed that the vehicles had stopped while travelling from Tessalit to Gao on Saturday when unidentified gunmen opened fire. The victims are said to be Egyptian.

The head of UN force Minusma, Mahamat Saleh Annadif, condemned the attack and said every effort would be made to apprehend those behind it.