Grenade attack on the Swedes' camp in Mali


Published 24 January 2022 at 09.50

Abroad. On Saturday, a grenade attack on a military base in Gao, Mali, and on Sunday night, a military base on a military base in Ménaka. However, no Swedes were injured in the attacks.

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In Gao, there are Swedish personnel belonging to the UN operation Minusma and the special forces operation Task Force Takuba.

No Swedish personnel were injured, according to the Swedish Armed Forces. However, a soldier from another country was killed and several were injured.

On Sunday evening, the camp in Menaka was also attacked. No Swedish personnel were injured in that attack either. In Ménaka, there is the special unit operation Task Force Takuba, but no Swedish UN troop.

Sweden contributes about 220 soldiers and officers to the UN operation Minusma, 150 to the multinational special unit operation Task Force Takuba and 8 officers to the EU: EUTM Mali training and education initiative.