Landmine kills UN worker in Mali

A deadly blast comes days after 21 people died in attack in Malian capital

Landmine kills UN worker in Mali

World Bulletin / News Desk

A civilian employee of the United Nations mission in Mali has been killed in a landmine explosion.

The civilian employee died in the Timbuktu region after his vehicle struck the explosive device, the UN announced late on Tuesday.

According to the statement, the incident occurred approximately 25 kilometers [15 miles] west of Timbuktu, on the road to Goundam. The vehicle was part of a logistics convoy.

Mongi Hamdi, UN mission head, said he was "outraged" by the death.

The incident came four days after a terror attack in Mali´s capital Bamako which killed at least 21 people.

The deadly assault was claimed by Al-Mourabitoun and the Macina Liberation Front, linked to al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb.

Recent months have continued to see sporadic attacks on UN peacekeepers and Malian army personnel.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 25 Kasım 2015, 10:51