DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- Residents in the troubled Malian city of Kidal say U.N. peacekeepers opened fire on Tuareg rebels and on civilians, injuring two.
The aggressive measures follow a suicide attack this weekend that killed two peacekeepers.
Kidal resident Ibrahim Ag Ahmadoune told The Associated Press that Chadian peacekeepers opened fire Monday on a rebel truck, injuring one person, and then twice on people travelling by motorcycle, hitting one person in the foot.
U.N. spokesman Frederic Fath says they failed to respect orders to stop.
He says the U.N. has stepped up security. The rebels signed an accord this summer agreeing that their men should not be out on the street, but until now the peacekeepers have done little to enforce it.
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