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01 Sep 2020 | 10:11 PM UTC

Mali: IED blast injures several in Kidal August 31

Mali News Alert

IED blast injures several in Kidal on August 31; further attacks possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/1/2020, 12:00 AM until 9/2/2020, 11:59 PM (Africa/Bamako). COUNTRY/REGION Mali


The detonation of an improvised explosive device (IED) that targeted a military vehicle injured several people in the outskirts of Kidal on Monday, August 31. The blast reportedly struck a United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) vehicle in the Achantebaguite area of the city, near to a UN facility.

Similar attacks are possible in the area over the near term.


The security environment in Mali remains complex. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to travel.


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