Two peacekeepers of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) have died after driving over an improvised explosive device.
The victims, whose nationalities have not yet been disclosed by the UN mission, were part of a team patrolling the Douentza-Tombouctou axis in the north of the country. Four of them had been evacuated and the site secured, MINUSMA said.
“Sad to announce that two of the soldiers injured in an attack this morning, not far from Douentza, have passed away. It has been a hard, hard week for us. The difficulty of our task and the extreme dedication of our peacekeepers cannot be overstated,” the MINUSMA boss tweeted.
On Wednesday, a Jordanian peacekeeper were killed in Kidal (North) in an attack attributed to terrorists.