UN peacekeeper killed in explosion in northern Mali

A United Nations peacekeeper was killed in an explosion at a mine while on patrol in Kidal in northern Mali, according to the head of the UN mission in the country (MINUSMA), El-Ghassim Wane.

“Terrible news which adds to the long list of our colleagues who have lost their lives during their service in Mali,” Wane said on Twitter.

A MINUSMA official who spoke to AFP on condition of anonymity said the peacekeeper, who was part of a Guinean contingent, was initially injured and later succumbed to his injuries at the mission’s hospital.

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Source: CGTN News Africa/Mikado FM – Twitter