At least three UN peacekeepers in northern Mali have been killed and two others wounded when their vehicle struck a mine or an improvised explosive device, according to officials.
The explosion happened at 14:30 GMT on Thursdayas the vehicle was escorting a “logistical convoy”, on the road between Tessalit and Aguelhok.
A statement by the United Nations mission in Mali (MINUSMA) said the two wounded peacekeepers were brought to the city of Kidal for treatment.
“I condemn in strongest terms such abject acts, whose only objective is to destabilise the country and harm the peace process under way in Mali,” Koen Davidese, interim chief of mission, said.
He said the UN mission is “determined” to pursue all efforts to bring peace to the country.