In Mali, 15 peacekeepers injured in a car bomb attack

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Fifteen UN peacekeepers deployed in Mali were injured on Friday in a vehicle bomb attack on a “temporary operational base” in the Gao region in the north of the country, Minusma reported on Twitter.

Fifteen UN peacekeepers in Mali were injured on Friday morning, June 25 in a vehicle bomb attack against a temporary position in the north, the United Nations Mission in the country (Minusma) said on social networks.

“This morning, a temporary operational base of the Minusma Force near the village of Ichagara, in the commune of Tarkint, region of Gao, was the target of a car bomb attack,” Minusma reported on Twitter. .

“Fifteen peacekeepers were wounded, their evacuation is in progress”, she added without providing more details at first on the circumstances of the operation or on the nationality of the peacekeepers affected.

According to Wassim Nasr, journalist specializing in jihadist movements at France 24, the wounded, some of whom are in serious condition, were evacuated to the Gao base.

On Monday, six soldiers of the French anti-jihadist force Barkhane and four civilians were injured when a car packed with explosives detonated near a French armored vehicle in the vicinity of Gossi (center).

With AFP

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