Blue Helmets Mali found 2000 kilos of explosives

Blue Helmets Mali found 2000 kilos of explosives

World November 17, 2016 17:12

bamako - Blue helmets have been found in northern Mali in 2000 kilos of explosives. The hidden explosives were extremists in the region have been able to commit hundreds of attacks, said a spokesman for the UN mission in Mali Minusma Thursday.

The explosive was discovered Tuesday west of the location Kidal in the northeast of the country. As several armed groups are active that coined it, inter alia, the UN mission. Approximately four hundred Dutch soldiers participating in the UN mission. Their main base is Gao, 300km south than Kidal.

Mali held virtually ceased to exist in 2012. A new Tuareg rebellion and military coup was followed by a rapid rise of groups of jihadists. When that the country threatened to overrun France hold early 2013 in military. That intervention was implemented later that year in the mission Minusma.

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