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07 juin 2020 | 23h50 UTC

Mali: IED detonation kills seven in Mopti region June 7

Mali Alerte de sécurité

Improvised explosive device (IED) detonation kills at least seven civilians in Mopti region on June 7; similar attacks possible over the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/6/2020, 12h00 until 9/6/2020, 11h59 (Africa/Bamako). COUNTRY/REGION Mopti

Event

An improvised explosive device (IED) blast in Mopti region, on Sunday, June 7, killed at least seven people and wounded 30 others. The incident occurred when a civilian vehicle was struck by an IED on the road between Douentza and Dianweli early Sunday morning (local time). No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

Similar attacks are possible in Mali 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.

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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