Defence Forces Personnel Involved in Incident in Mali
Earlier today, Defence Forces personnel deployed with the United Nations MINUSMA mission in Mali were involved in an operational incident. While conducting a Patrol east of their base in GAO, three of our soldiers sustained minor injuries when an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) exploded close to their convoy.
Our personnel have received medical treatment and are safe and well and their next of kin and families have been contacted. The Defence Forces conducts intensive pre-deployment mission training in order to prepare our personnel for such an incident.
Press Release Date: 25th February 2020
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