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Mali: UN peacekeeper killed, four wounded

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On Sunday, October 6, One peacekeeper was killed when their convoy struck an explosive device in Aguelhok in the northern region of Kidal.

Moreover, the UN Mission MINUSMA confirmed the incident adding that four others sustained injuries.

However, a separate attack occurred in the central country and a peacekeeper from Togo was seriously injured.

Meanwhile, in this case, an unidentified gunman assaulted a temporary UN operating base in Bandiagara in Mali’s central region.

MINUSMA Chief (Mahamat Saleh) strongly condemns the recent attacks, particularly in the center of the country.

Recall that, less than a week ago, thirty-eight Malian soldiers died in a double attack in two army camps in central Mali.

Mali has been in conflict since 2012 when Islamists hijacked an ethnic uprising by Tuaregs in the North.

Recently, the violence has moved to central Mali where fighting between farmers and herders has also surged this year.

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