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29 Jan 2019 | 01:49 AM UTC

Mali: Military convoy hit by IED attack in Ségou region Jan. 28

Mali News Alert

At least four Malian soldiers killed and another two wounded in an IED attack in Ségou region on January 28

TIMEFRAME expected from 1/28/2019, 12:00 AM until 2/1/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Bamako). COUNTRY/REGION Segou region


A Malian Armed Forces (FAMa) convoy hit a mine or improvised explosive device (IED) in Macina cercle (Ségou region) on the road between Saye and Toyé on the morning (local time) of Monday, January 28. According to military officials, at least four Malian soldiers were killed in the blast, with two more suffering serious injuries. Further such attacks are possible in the coming days and weeks.


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.


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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