Mali: Zwei UN Blauhelme durch IED getötet


In Mali sind zwei Männer aus Sri Lanka, beide Teil der UN MINUSMA Blauhelme, durch einen improvisierten Sprengsatz gestorben. Der Konvoi, dem die beiden angehörten, führ über den Sprengsatz und brachte diesen zur Explosion. (auf Englisch)


Angriff auf ein Camp der Blauhelme in Mali 7 UN Photo unter CC BY 2.0

(30.01.2019)

Quelle: UN News

Two peacekeepers from the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) were killed on Friday following an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) attack against a convoy near Douentza, in the Mopti region, central Mali.

The UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, strongly condemned the attack which led to the deaths of two ‘blue helmets’ from Sri Lanka and injured six others.

Mr Guterres conveyed his “deep condolences to the Government of Sri Lanka, and the families of the victims”, and wished a speedy recovery to those injured.

A peacekeeper from Burkina Faso was also injured in a separate IED attack against another convoy near the same area, on Thursday.

“These cowardly acts will not deter MINUSMA’s determination to support the people and Government on Mali in their pursuit of peace and stability”, a statement issued by his spokesman read.

Just last Sunday, a terrorist attack against the mission’s camp in Aguelhok, in the Kidal region, killed ten peacekeepers from Chad.

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