One peacekeeper was killed and four others suffered serious injuries in a targeted attack in Mali, the United Nations announced on Friday.
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In a tweet, the organization said one of their patrol cars near the town of Ber in northern Mali was involved in a “complex attack.”
Today, 09/06, one of our patrols near #Ber town, North of #Mali was targeted by a complex attack. It encountered an Improvised Explosive Device followed by a direct arm fire attack . Preliminary information: 1 #peacekeeper killed and 4 seriously injured. Updates will follow. pic.twitter.com/frFXqw6Ji3— MINUSMA (@UN_MINUSMA) June 9, 2023
The UN explained that the patrol came across an “improvised explosive device” followed by a hail of bullets.
The peacekeeper who was killed has not been identified.
The UN said it will release more information about this incident.