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11 Aug 2020 | 04:01 PM UTC

Mali: Gendarmerie post and prison attacked in Segou region overnight on August 11

Mali News Alert

Militants assault gendarmerie post and prison in (Segou region) overnight on August 11; similar attacks possible over the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/11/2020, 12:00 AM until 8/14/2020, 11:59 PM (Africa/Bamako). COUNTRY/REGION Segou region

Event

Unidentified militants reportedly assaulted a gendarmerie position and a prison in Kimparana (Segou region) in San cercle overnight on Tuesday, August 11. The attack left at least two dead, a gendarme and a prison warden. According to initial reports, the militants set the gendarmerie post on fire, allowing five inmates to escape during the commotion. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

Similar attacks targeting security forces in the region are possible over 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.

 

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