At least three “blue cases” were injured by “indirect shots” at a military base in the Malian city of Tessalit in the northeast of the country near the border with Algeria, according to the United Nations’ multidimensional integrated stabilization mission in Mali (MINUSMA).
“Three ‘blue helmets’ were wounded yesterday by indirect shots in the Tessalit camp in Mali. They were evacuated immediately to receive appropriate treatment,” said MINUSMA spokesman Olivier Salgado through his account on the social network Twitter.
Salgado has given no information on the nationality of the wounded “blue helmets” or the attack, whose responsibility has not been claimed at the moment.
Mali, like other Sahel countries, has seen an increasing number of jihadist attacks in recent months by both al-Qaeda affiliates in the region and the Islamic State, which has also increased inter-community violence and the displacement of tens of thousands of people caused.