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Homemade Bomb Explodes in Mali, 7 UN Troops Killed

Homemade Bomb Explodes in Mali, 7 UN Troops Killed

An improvised explosive device exploded in Mali, Wednesday (8/12). As a result of the incident, 7 UN peacekeepers were killed and 3 others seriously injured.

Quoted from Reuters, the attack occurred on a logistical group of UN troops between the cities of Douentza and Sevare. The area is known to be a place for Al Qaeda and ISIS groups to operate. Politik Indonesia

However, it is not clear who is responsible for this incident.

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UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres through his spokesman strongly condemned this incident. He asked the Malian authorities to immediately reveal the perpetrators. Dunia Politik dan Ekonomi

“He (Antonio Guterres) asked the Malian authorities to make every effort to identify the perpetrators of this attack so that they can be brought to justice quickly,” said a spokesman for the UN Secretary-General, Stephane Dujarric.

Please note, Mali is one of the largest and poorest countries in Africa. Now Mali is trying hard to fight the insurgency that began 9 years ago with the help of international troops.

This UN peacekeeping mission is known as the Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). As many as 13,000 peacekeepers have been deployed in an effort to contain the insurgency in northern and central Mali. Ekonomi Indonesia

Since 2013, 230 deaths have been recorded on this mission. This makes MINUSMA the deadliest mission in maintaining world peace. Politik dalam dan luar negeri

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