Three U.N. troops were killed, and three others were seriously wounded on Sunday morning in northern Mali. Their convoy struck a roadside bomb while on a routine patrol in the Aguelhok commune. Olivier Salgado, the spokesman for the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali, has confirmed the event and stated that reinforcements have been sent to the area. Currently the U.N. mission has around 13,000 troops from several states spread across the country. They are working with local Mali troops to help combat a spike in terror activity through the region.