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30 Nov 2018 | 09:33 PM UTC

Mali: IED blast kills two soldiers in Mopti region November 30

Mali News Alert

Military vehicle strikes IED near Bankass (Mopti region) on November 30; at least two people killed

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/30/2018, 12:00 AM until 12/4/2018, 11:59 PM (Africa/Bamako). COUNTRY/REGION Mopti, Bankass (Mopti region)

Event

A military vehicle hit a landmine or improvised explosive device (IED) near Bankass (Mopti region) on Friday, November 30. At least two soldiers were killed in the incident. Further such attacks are possible in the coming days and weeks.

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

The security environment in Mali remains complex. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to travel.

Due to the underlying terrorist and kidnapping threats prevalent in the country, all those present in Mali are advised to remain discreet regarding personal details, particularly information concerning nationality, employment, family, etc. Individuals are also advised to avoid public events and places frequented by Westerners, to remain vigilant at all times (especially in local markets, now used by terrorists as recruitment grounds), and to report any suspicious objects or behavior to the authorities.

 

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