Liberian Peacekeeper In Mali Killed, Several Injured

According to the Liberian Minister of Information, Lenn Eugene Nagbe, a Liberian peacekeeper named not disclosed was killed in an ambush on a military convoy in the country’s west-central region with at at least eight Malian soldiers been killed.

Breaking the new on national radio, ELBC, the Liberian Information Minister said, despite the situation in that West African state of Mali, Liberian peacekeepers will still remain posted, while an assessment by the United Nations commend to establish the cause of incident is in the making.

Liberian chief spokesman said the Liberian troop in Mali remained committed in the performing of its duties in Mali, and consoled the families the soldier killed and those injured.

According to Aljazeera international news network quoting a Milian military spokesman, Armed assailants attacked the troops’ vehicle on Tuesday after it hit a mine near the town of Nampala in the restive Segou province.

“The provisional toll is eight dead and some people wounded,” Colonel Diaran Kone, an army spokesman, told the Reuters news agency, holding unspecified groups responsible.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but rebel groups – some linked to Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) – have stepped up a series of attacks in recent months in a campaign against the Malian government and its international allies.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.