UN / MALI ATTACK

25-Jun-2021 00:01:02
The United Nations “strongly” condemned the attack on one of its Temporary Operating Bases in the Gao Region in Mali, leaving 15 peacekeepers from Germany injured, according to preliminary reports. UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / MALI ATTACK
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 25 JUNE 2021, NEW YORK CITY
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1.Exterior shot, UN Headquarters

25 JUNE 2021, NEW YORK CITY

2.Med shot, spokesperson taking seat at the podium
3.Cutaway, reporters
4.SOUNDBITE (English) Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General:
“The UN Mission in Mali reports today that one of its Temporary Operating Bases in a village in the Gao Region was targeted earlier this morning in an attack involving a vehicle-borne explosive device. Preliminary information indicates that 15 UN peacekeepers from Germany were wounded. A casualty evacuation process is currently underway. This incident follows yesterday’s attack with another improvised explosive device on another UN patrol in the same area, which thankfully did not result in casualties. We joint the UN Mission in strongly condemning this attack and we all wish a speedy and full recovery to our colleagues.”
5.Wide shot, reporters in press room
STORYLINE
The United Nations “strongly” condemned the attack on one of its Temporary Operating Bases in the Gao Region in Mali, leaving 15 peacekeepers from Germany injured, according to preliminary reports.

“A casualty evacuation process is currently underway,” the UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said in a press briefing on Friday (25 Jun).

This attack, which involved a vehicle-borne explosive device follows yesterday’s attack with another improvised explosive device on another UN patrol in the same area, “which thankfully did not result in casualties,” Dujarric added.

“We joint the UN Mission in strongly condemning this attack and we all wish a speedy and full recovery to our colleagues,” Dujarric said.
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