Mali: Three Irish soldiers injured in bomb attack

Three Irish soldiers were injured in a bomb attack on a multinational convoy of the UN peacekeepers in Mali, the German army announced on Wednesday.

 

The Bundeswehr said the attack took place Tuesday afternoon against the German-led convoy in northern Mali, about 80 kilometers to the northeast of the city of Gao.

 

The roadside bomb hit a German vehicle driven by Irish troops, slightly injuring three people. No German soldiers were injured.

 

Irish soldiers were evacuated by Romanian helicopters to Gao for treatment in a German hospital, the Bundeswehr said.

 

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali, MINUSMA, was established in 2013 to help stabilize the Sahel nation.

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