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Mali: U.N. peacekeeper killed, five wounded in two attacks

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U.N. peacekeepers take a break as they patrol along a street during the presidential election in Bangui, the capital of Central African Republic, December 30, 2015. REUTERS/Media Coulibaly

By Staff writer

The U.N. mission (MINUSMA) has said that a U.N. peacekeeper was killed on Sunday at a mine site in Mali.

Four others were also wounded when their vehicle hit an explosive device in northern Mali.

The troops were patrolling near the village of Aguelhok when the blast occurred.

U.N. mission spokesman Olivier Salgado said in a tweet that on Sunday, peacekeepers in Mali’s central region of Mopti also exchanged fire with members of an unidentified armed group.

 

One peacekeeper was also wounded in that incident.

“MINUSMA chief (Mahamat Saleh) Annadif strongly condemns the recent resurgence of this type of attacks, particularly in the centre of the country,” he said.

 

Olivier@olivier_salgado

Secretary-General condemns attacks on peacekeepers in https://news.un.org/en/story/2019/10/1048672 

MINUSMA troops based in Kidal in the extreme north of Mali, ensure the security of the camp, and also the safety of the civilian population.

Secretary-General condemns attacks on UN peacekeepers in Mali

The UN Secretary-General has strongly condemned two separate attacks on Sunday against the organization’s Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) which left one peacekee…

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Most parts of Mali has been characterized by violence and conflict.

It is a conflict started in Mali in 2012 when Islamists hijacked an ethnic uprising by Tuaregs in the north.

Mali’s ethnic crisis has often been exploited by Jihadist groups as well to boost recruitment and operations.

 

Source: Africafeeds.com

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