UN peacekeeper killed, 4 injured in blast
A United Nations peacekeeper was killed and four others were injured when their vehicle struck an explosive device in northeast Mali. The incident occurred 11 kilometres from Aguelhoc-Anefis in Kidal region, the UN force in Mali, Minusma, said on August 7, adding that both the dead soldier and those injured were from Chad. The vehicle was part of a supply convoy. Less than three hours later, a Minusma vehicle was damaged by a roadside bomb near the town of Kidal while on patrol about 2km from the mission’s base, but no one was hurt.