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01 août 2019 | 23h14 UTC

Mali: Several killed in clashes in Mopti region July 31

Mali Alerte de sécurité

At least ten people killed in clashes in Mopti region July 31; similar incidents possible over the coming weeks

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

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Local sources claim that at least ten people were killed amid clashes between unidentified groups near Gountaga (Mopti region) on Wednesday, July 31. Further information was not immediately reported.

Similar violent incidents and retaliatory attacks are possible in Mopti region over the coming weeks.


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.


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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