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12 Nov 2018 | 08:43 PM UTC

Mali: Suicide bombing reported in Gao November 12

Mali News Alert

Militants launch two suicide bombings in Gao on November 12; details emerging

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/12/2018, 12:00 AM until 11/13/2018, 11:59 PM (Africa/Bamako). COUNTRY/REGION Gao

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Event

Two suicide bombers detonated explosives in Gao's 8th quarter on Monday, November 12. Initial reports indicate attackers detonated a suicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (SVBIED) targeting two villas belong to the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA in the city around 19:30 (local time). Details regarding damage and casualties have not been reported.

Context

Due to the presence of various armed groups, Mali's northern and central regions remain unstable despite the presence of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), one of the largest UN peacekeeping missions in the world.

Advice

Individuals are advised to avoid the area until further notice. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to travel to Mali.

 

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