UN convoy attack in Mali kills three, injures four

A convoy of the United Nations Chadian peacekeepers were hit by a roadside bomb in northern Mali on May 10 killing three peacekeepers and wounding the other four.

The UN peacekeeping mission in Mali, known as the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), said in a statement that the Chadian peacekeepers were on a routine patrol in Aguelhok commune in the north of the country.

The MINUSMA mission head, Mahamat Saleh Annadif, said, “We will have to make every effort to identify and apprehend those responsible for these terrorist acts so that they can be brought to justice.” He added, “I bow before the remains of these brave blue helmets who died in the service of peace in Mali.”

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres by describing the act as “cowardly” condemned the attack and called on the perpetrators to be brought to justice.

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