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11 May 2020 | 04:24 AM UTC

Mali: Security forces' convoy strikes IED near Aguelhok (Kidal region) May 10

Mali News Alert

MINUSMA security personnel killed after striking IED near Aguelhok (Kidal region) May 10

TIMEFRAME expected from 5/11/2020, 12:00 AM until 5/13/2020, 11:59 PM (Africa/Bamako). COUNTRY/REGION Mali

Event

Three United Nations Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) personnel have been killed and four others wounded after their vehicle struck an improvised explosive device (IED) near Aguelhok (Kidal region) on Sunday, May 10.

Jama'at Nasr al-Islam wal Muslimin (JNIM) claimed responsibility for the attack on May 10. Similar attacks are possible in Mali over the near term.

Context

Due to the presence of various armed groups, Mali's northern and central regions remain unstable despite a French-led intervention launched in 2013 that drove many extremists from their strongholds.

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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