On January 13th, during a security operation in southern Timbuktu, a group of MINUSMA peacekeepers were ambushed by terrorists.
The incident took place about 20 km north of the village of Bambara Maude, in the Timbuktu region. In the Ambush, 3 peacekeepers from Côte d’Ivoire were killed and 4 more were injured of varying severity.
The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali is a United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali. MINUSMA was established on 25 April 2013 by United Nations Security Council Resolution 2100 to stabilise the country after the Tuareg rebellion of 2012.
Headquarters: Bamako, Mali
Parent organization: United Nations Security Council
Head: Mahamat Saleh Annadi, Special Representative
Formation: 25 April 2013