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04 Apr 2019 | 11:55 AM UTC

Mali: MINUSMA camp attacked in Kidal April 4

Mali News Alert

Suspected Islamist militants launch a shelling attack against the MINUSMA camp in Kidal April 4

TIMEFRAME expected from 4/4/2019, 12:00 AM until 4/6/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Bamako). COUNTRY/REGION Mali


On Wednesday, April 3, suspected Islamist militants launched a shelling attack against a military camp used by the UN MINUSMA peacekeeping operation in Kidal (Kidal region). One peacekeeper was injured in the attack. Further such attacks are possible in the near term. 


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, particularly in the north and central regions. 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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