Saturday, March 2, 2024

UN peacekeeper from China killed, 4 injured in Mali attack

A Chinese UN peacekeeper and three members of a UN de-mining unit have been killed in northern Mali.

China’s foreign ministry confirmed one of its nationals was killed in a mortar attack on a UN camp in Gao that seriously wounded three others.

The UN said that “two security guards and an international expert” with a de-mining unit were also killed in a separate attack in the city.

- ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW -

Al-Qaeda militants have said they were behind the attacks.

The UN mission in Mali (Minusma) was set up in 2013 to help stabilise the country following a rebellion by Islamist jihadists and ethnic Tuareg fighters.

The al-Qaeda-linked insurgents, who fell out with Tuareg separatists, were ousted from northern towns by a French led-force in 2013.

Minusma is the world’s deadliest UN peacekeeping mission, with 65 of its soldiers having died in active service.

www.bbc.com

If you would like to show your support for what we are doing, here's where to do it.

If you wish to report grammatical or factual errors within our news articles, you can let us know by using the online feedback form.

Executive Editor

About author:

Dylan Malyasov
Dylan Malyasov
Dylan Malyasov is the editor-in-chief of Defence Blog. He is a journalist, an accredited defense advisor, and a consultant. His background as a defense advisor and consultant adds a unique perspective to his journalistic endeavors, ensuring that his reporting is well-informed and authoritative. read more

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

TRENDING NOW

Russian-made Pantsir-S1 air defense system overturns on road

A Russian Pantsir-S1 truck-mounted road-mobile air defense system overturned directly in the middle of a road in Sochi. According to reports from Russian sources, the...