Eight UN peacekeepers injured in Mali attack

Members of Mali’s National Guard and Police attend a crowd control training. Credit: UN Photo/Marco Dormino

Eight United Nations peacekeepers have been injured, three of them seriously, in an attack in Mali.

The vehicle of the eight Nigerian soldiers were travelling and ran over an explosive device on Sunday in the Gao region.

The UN has been supporting the West African country since a coup d’état in early 2012 which continues to breed instability and violence.

More than  30 peacekeepers have died since the mission opened.

Cristina Silveiro asked MINUSMA's Radhia Achouri about the latest attack.

Duration:  3’06″

 

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