Nine UN Peacekeepers in Mali injured in car explosion
Nine peacekeepers of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) were injured from a homemade mine on Saturday.
According to the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) nine peacekeepers were injured in Eastern Mali from a homemade mine in a car explosion.
"A car of the MINUSMA force logistics convoy was blown up this morning by a homemade mine southwest of the Aguelhok village. Nine peacekeepers were injured and evacuated for medical care. MINUSMA condemns this attack and wishes them a full recovery," MINUSMA Tweeted.
The MINUSMA head and special representative of the UN Secretary-General El-Ghassim Wane Tweeted that he hoped victims would recover quickly and saluted the dedication of peacekeepers.
MINUSMA has been in Mali since 2013 after the Sahel region plunged into chaos after Al Qaeda-linked extremists seized northern Mali in 2012.
Since its inception, MINUSMA has reported over 200 fatalities, one of the highest among all UN peacekeeping missions.