Three Irish soldiers injured after IED explodes near convoy in Mali

The injured troops’ next of kins and families have been contacted.

A spokesman said: “Earlier today, Defence Forces personnel deployed with the United Nations MINUSMA mission in Mali were involved in an operational incident.

“While conducting a Patrol east of their base in GAO, three of our soldiers sustained minor injuries when an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) exploded close to their convoy.

“Our personnel have received medical treatment and are safe and well and their next of kin and families have been contacted.

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Source: The Irish Sun