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14 Jun 2020 | 12:38 AM UTC

Senegal: Mine blast wounds multiple soldiers in Bignona department (Ziguinchor region) June 13

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Mine blast wounds at least eight soldiers in Bignona department (Ziguinchor region) on June 13

TIMEFRAME expected from 6/13/2020, 12:00 AM until 6/15/2020, 11:59 PM (Africa/Dakar). COUNTRY/REGION Ziguinchor (Ziguinchor region), Bignona department

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At least eight soldiers were wounded on Saturday, June 13, after their vehicle struck a landmine in the Sindian arrondissement, Bignona department (Ziguinchor region). Media sources suggest that the incident occurred approximately between 16:00 and 17:00 (local time) between Lefeu and Boyeme villages. The wounded were transferred to a local medical facility to receive treatment. No group has claimed responsibility for the blast. 


Individuals in the area are advised to monitor developments, avoid the area of the incident, and remain vigilant for potential militant activity. Individuals are also advised to adhere to instructions issued by local authorities.


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