Bodies of peacekeepers killed in Mali return home
20 December 2013, 08:21
Dakar - The families of two Senegalese peacekeepers
killed in Mali gathered in the Senegalese capital for a ceremony honouring their
The two UN soldiers died on Saturday when a truck loaded
with explosives detonated in front of a bank in the northern Malian city of
Fatoumata Diakhate, the 65-year-old mother of Corporal
Ousmane Fall travelled by bus from the northern city of Saint Louis, reaching
the capital at dawn.
She says she was given 25 minutes with her son's body at
the morgue, before he was taken away.
Fall's body and the remains of his fallen colleague were
taken in a hearse to a military camp in Dakar for a ceremony, before being
driven to the airport.
Their remains are being repatriated to their hometowns by