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01 Oct 2019 | 10:06 AM UTC

Mali: Two attacks in Mopti region September 29-30

Mali News Alert

Two jihadist attacks reported in Mondoro and Boulikessi (Mopti region) September 29-30

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/1/2019, 12:00 AM until 10/2/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Bamako). COUNTRY/REGION Mondoro, Mali, Mopti

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Event

Suspected jihadist militants attacked a Malian army position in Mondoro (Mopti region) overnight on Sunday, September 29, and Monday, September 30, killing two nearby civilians and injuring three others. The G5 Sahel position in Boulikessi (Mopti region) was simultaneously attacked, leading to significant damages and material losses; at least five soldiers were also reportedly injured.

Further such attacks are possible in the near term.

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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