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01 août 2019 | 19h51 UTC

Mali: Three soldiers wounded in Mopti region July 30

Mali Alerte de sécurité

Three soldiers wounded in IED detonation in Mopti region July 30; similar incidents possible over the coming weeks

TIMEFRAME expected from 1/8/2019, 12h00 until 2/8/2019, 11h59 (Africa/Bamako). COUNTRY/REGION Mopti

Event

A Malian military vehicle was reportedly targeted by an improvised explosive device (IED) near Boulkessy (Mopti region) on Tuesday, July 30, wounding three soldiers. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack. 

Further such incidents are likely in Mali, including Mopti region, 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. Since 2013, some 170 peacekeepers have been killed in Mali.

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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