Three U.N. peacekeepers killed in roadside bomb in Mali


Three United Nations soldiers from Chad have died in Mali when their convoy hit a roadside bomb in the northern Mali region of Aguelhok.

The UN peacekeeping mission in Mali, known as MINUSMA, said the blast left four more soldiers seriously wounded.

“We will combine all efforts to identify and apprehend those responsible for these terrorist acts so that they can answer for their crimes,” Mahamat Saleh Annadif, U.N. mission chief in Mali, said in a statement.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres also condemned what he described as a “cowardly” attack.

Established in 2013, the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali has some 13,000 troops, drawn from several nations, deployed across the vast semi-arid country that has been facing a worsening security situation in recent years.

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