Three Irish soldiers injured in Mali roadside bomb attack
Three Irish soldiers were injured in a roadside bomb attack on a multinational convoy of United Nations peacekeepers in Mali, the German military said Wednesday.
The Bundeswehr said the attack came Tuesday afternoon on the German-led convoy in northern Mali, about 80 kilometers (50 miles) northeast of the city of Gao.
The roadside bomb hit a German vehicle being driven by Irish troops, injuring three lightly. No German soldiers were injured. The Irish soldiers were evacuated by Romanian helicopters to Gao to be treated in a German hospital, the Bundeswehr said.
The UN peacekeeping mission in Mali was established in 2013 to help stabilize the northwestern African nation.
Source: ABC News