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Mali: two peacekeepers injured in mine explosion

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The UN mission in Mali mentioned on social networks that two peacekeepers have been wounded Tuesday by a mine explosion in central Mali.

“Our workplace in Mopti confirms an explosion close to the village of Amba, 75 km west of Douentza, injuring two peacekeepers who have been a part of a logistical convoy en path to that area,” it tweeted.

UNMISSA didn’t specify the nationality of the troopers.

On Friday, one other peacekeeper was severely injured when his car hit a mine close to the city of Douentza. The focused car was a part of a logistics convoy coming from Timbuktu.

Mines and Improvised Explosive Units (IEDs) are of the weapons of selection for jihadists who’ve been working within the nation since 2012.

For the reason that starting of 2023, Minusma has been the goal of 9 assaults, killing three Senegalese peacekeepers and injuring 5.

Together with Malian forces, Minusma is likely one of the major targets of jihadists who goal on the overseas presence and symbols of the state.

Minusma, with about 12,000 troops deployed in Mali, is the UN mission with probably the most casualties on the earth lately. Since its creation in 2013, 185 of its members have died in hostile acts.