Mali: Three MINUSMA peacekeepers wounded in IED blast

An improvised explosive device (IED) detonated on the road to Timbuktu, Mali, on Monday morning injured three UN peacekeepers, a UN spokesman said.

“The UN condemns the attack and wish the peacekeepers a speedy recovery,” said Farhan Haq, the deputy spokesman for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. The peacekeepers assigned to the UN mission in Mali, known as MINUSMA, were in a convoy close to Douentza town in the Mopti region.

The mission, suffering a high rate of casualties, is also beset by mainly Western countries withdrawing their forces from MINUSMA.

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