The attack was attributed to jihadists. The victim belonged to the Chadian contingent deployed in Aguelhok in northeastern Mali.
On Friday, April 2, four peacekeepers (soldiers of the United Nations peacekeeping force) were killed in an attack by jihadists in Aguelhok in northeastern Mali.
“The peacekeepers bravely repelled a complex attack by several heavily armed terrorists. (…). Interim report shows four peacekeepers casualties”, Said the United Nations Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali Dovi (Manusma) In the press release.
“The helicopter was sent to the scene to evacuate the wounded.” The attacker suffered heavy losses.”, According to the same text. “This morning, two positions of our troops were attacked in Aghohok. We lost four troops including the head of the troop contingent and recorded 16 injuries.” He told AFP (AFP) a Chadian military source who requested anonymity.
According to Minusma, the attack occurred at around 6:15 am local time, which was only 200 kilometers away from the border post with Algeria. According to a Malian military source who asked not to be named, two Malian soldiers were killed and six wounded in an attack at almost the same time. This was also attributed to the jihadists located in Dia Farabe, in the middle of the Niger River Mali. .
Since 2012, Mali has been in the throes of a surge of jihadists in the north of the country, which plunged it into a security crisis and spread to the middle of the country. The violence also spread to neighboring Burkina Faso and Niger.
Since 2013, the United Nations has deployed thousands of soldiers to ensure the stability of the country and fight jihadist groups in the region. Minusma estimated on March 30 that the French army made a mistake in the January attack on jihadists near Bounti, which killed 19 civilians who gathered to celebrate the wedding.