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Blast Injures Peacekeeper as Diplomats Visit Mali's Kidal

A mine exploded in the northern Malian town of Kidal on Wednesday, seriously injuring a United Nations peacekeeper but not affecting a delegation of visiting diplomats, a U.N. spokesman said.   There was no immediate claim for the blast but al-Qaida-linked Islamists who seized northern Mali in 2012 have carried out a series of insurgent-style attacks since they were scattered across the Sahara by a French-led offensive last year.   Olivier Salgado, spokesman for the U.N....

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