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Mali: 2 soldiers killed in a new explosion in the center


AA / Bamako / Amarana Maiga

At least two Malian soldiers were killed and four others wounded on Wednesday in a vehicle explosion at the entrance to Dansa between Boni and Douentza in the center of the country.

“This Wednesday, September 1 at around 5:50 pm at the entrance to Dansa between Boni and Douentza on the RN16, a FAMa convoy jumped on an improvised explosive device (IED),” announced the information and public relations department. of the Armies (Dirpa) on its official page.

“The provisional toll is 2 dead and 4 injured. The wounded are already taken care of in Douentza awaiting evacuation by Minusma to Sevaré ”, explains the same source.

As a reminder, on August 20, 17 soldiers were killed in an ambush after the explosion of a truck bomb abandoned on the RN16 around Boni according to an official statement from the Malian army.

“A FAMA convoy leaving Douentza for Boni was the target of a complex attack (…). The official report shows 17 dead and 42 wounded on the FAMA side, ”indicated Colonel Souleymane Dembélé, director of information and public relations for the armed forces.

Ambushes and attacks with improvised explosive devices are recurrent, especially in central Mali and in the region of the three borders between Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso.

Mali had slipped into insecurity since 2012 and, despite the deployment of regional and international forces, the situation has not stabilized.

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