The United Nations stabilization mission in Mali (MINUSMA) has condemned the attack that wounded eight peacekeepers – three seriously – yesterday, in the Gao region.
“The Mission says that a vehicle transporting troops from the Niger contingent struck an explosive device,” UN spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric said as he briefed the press at Headquarters in New York this afternoon.
“Four of the peacekeepers were evacuated to Dakar for further treatment. The others are recovering at a UN facility in Gao,” he said.
The UN is calling on all those involved in the ongoing peace process to prevent such attacks against peacekeepers and to ensure that those responsible for these acts will be brought to justice.