The United Nations Integrated Multidimensional Stabilization Mission in Mali – is one of the largest UN peacekeeping operations, as well as one of the most dangerous
Two UN peacekeepers were killed and five were seriously injured by a bomb that hit the vehicle they were in northern Mali. This was announced by the UN mission. “This morning, an armored vehicle from a Minusma supply convoy hit a mine on the Tessalit-Gao highway,” Minusma said. A UN mission official said both victims were Egyptians. The wounded were evacuated after a rapid intervention force was sent to the scene, the mission said in a statement.
“Minusma strongly condemns this attack – she declared – which could constitute a war crime under international law, and notes with concern the frequent use by terrorist groups of improvised explosive devices to paralyze mission operations and hinder the return to peace and stability “.
“Mines and improvised explosive devices in Mali indiscriminately affect UN personnel, the Malian defense and security forces and the communities we serve,” he stressed. In New York, the UN Security Council also condemned the attack “with the utmost firmness” and asked the Mali authorities to launch an investigation, reiterating the warning that “attacks against peacekeepers can constitute war crimes under international law “. Minusma – the United Nations Integrated Multidimensional Stabilization Mission in Mali – is one of the largest UN peacekeeping operations, as well as one of the most dangerous.