France strongly condemns the IED attack on a United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) supply convoy southeast of Bandiagara, in central Mali, on February 21. This attack took the lives of three Senegalese peacekeepers and seriously wounded five others. We once again pay tribute to the peacekeepers who risk their lives to protect local populations.
France offers its condolences to the deceased peacekeepers’ loved ones and to the Senegalese authorities. We wish the wounded peacekeepers a speedy recovery.
France applauds MINUSMA’s dedication. Those responsible for this attack must be identified and held accountable.