An explosion thundered in Mali: seven UN peacekeepers were killed

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Seven UN peacekeepers killed in explosion in central Mali

A convoy of peacekeepers en route from Duenza to Sevara was blown up by an improvised explosive device on the highway.

An improvised bomb exploded on a highway in central Mali, killing seven peacekeepers from the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) and injuring three more. This was reported by the press service of the mission on Twitter on Wednesday, December 8.

“A convoy of logistics for the MINUSMA forces, en route from Duenza to Sevara, was blown up by an improvised explosive device on the RN16 highway near the town of Bandiagara,” it was reported.

Recall that earlier in Mali, gunmen fired on a bus, more than three dozen people were killed. The settlements are located in the center of the Mopti region, where insurgents associated with al-Qaeda and the Islamic State are operating.

It was also reported that militants in Mali attacked the military… The military was attacked by militants associated with al-Qaeda and the Islamic State. Five soldiers were killed, eight more were wounded.

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