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.
One of our convoys heading to Timbuktu on 21/11 hit a mine. 3 #Peacekeepers were injured including 1 seriously. We wish them a speedy recovery & reaffirm our determination to continue implementing our mandate. We strongly condemn this act.#A4P pic.twitter.com/aK6mm2Sy1H
— MINUSMA (@UN_MINUSMA) November 22, 2022
Source: XINHUANET/ MINUSMA