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Several soldiers of the European contingent of Minusma in Mali injured by an IED

(B2) Three soldiers who are members of Minusma were slightly injured on Tuesday (25 February) afternoon in the explosion of an artisanal device (IED) not far from Gao on the road to Kidal.

(credit: Irish Forces)

The three Irish soldiers were on patrol to the east, not far from their base in Gao, when an improvised explosive device (IED) " exploded near their convoy ". " Slightly injured, [...] they received medical attention and are doing well », Specifies according to the press release from the Irish forces sent to B2.

Other soldiers of another nationality could be involved in this incident indicated a blogger Malian. But this information must be taken (very) in the conditional. According to our colleague from Augengeradeaus, Thomas Wiegold, there were no German casualties. The Bundeswehr confirmed this.


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Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).