Mali: at least 3 peacekeepers killed

Author : Mircea Birca | Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Posted in category Africa, Africa News, Eurasia, Eurasia News
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At least three UN peacekeepers were killed on Sunday when their vehicle hit an explosive device in Mali’s troubled north, the UN’s mission to the conflict-torn country said.

MINUSMA said the attack, which also left another five soldiers seriously wounded, took place early on Sunday on a road between the city of Gao and a village called Anefis.

In a separate statement, the Bangladeshi armed forces said three of its soldiers had been killed and another four wounded when their vehicle hit the explosive device.

The blast came a day after Bangladeshi peacekeepers successfully fended off another armed attack, it said.

On September 5, two MINUSMA peacekeepers were killed and another two seriously wounded in a similar attack on their vehicle which was part of a logistical convoy in the northeast.

There are frequent clashes between rival armed groups in northern Mali which is also a haven for jihadist activity.

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