timboektoe - Certainly three blue helmets of the United Nations peacekeeping force came to life on Sunday because of an attack in northern Mali. Five others were seriously injured when an explosive exploded during the guidance of a convoy between the cities of Anefis and Goa.
What nationality the victims have is not known yet. The Netherlands has also participated in the mission in the African country since 2014. Last year, the contribution was extended, even though Dutch helicopters were retrieved and the number of soldiers was also reduced. The Netherlands contributes 290 soldiers to the UN mission Minusma until the end of this year.
Mali is regularly upset by terrorist attacks by Islamist militants, despite the presence of the Blue Helmets. In the north of Mali there is a power vacuum that jihadist groups use to make attacks throughout the region.