Seven UN Peacekeepers Killed in Explosion in Mali

© SOULEYMANE AG ANARASenegalese soldiers of the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali MINUSMA (United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali) patrol on foot in the streets of Gao, on July 24, 2019
Senegalese soldiers of the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali MINUSMA (United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali) patrol on foot in the streets of Gao, on July 24, 2019 - Sputnik International, 1920, 08.12.2021
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UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) - At least seven peacekeepers from the United Nations mission in Mali (MINUSMA) were killed and three more seriously injured on Wednesday when their convoy struck an improvised explosive device, MINUSMA said in a statement.
"This morning, the MINUSMA logistic convoy en route from Douentza to Sevare struck an improvised explosive device on the RN16 [highway], in the region of Bandiagara. A preliminary report indicates that seven blue helmets were killed and three are gravely injured," the mission said via Twitter.
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