A car bomb attack in northern Mali has wounded 13 United Nations peacekeeping forces, the UN and the German government said on Friday.
The UN’s mission in Mali said the wounded soldiers have been evacuated.
The incident, which was the latest in the war-torn Sahel state, happened early Friday and was said to have targeted at a temporary military base near Tarkint in the northeastern region of Gao.
Ajazeera reports that 12 of the wounded were German and one was Belgian.
German Defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer congimed the incident in a statement, adding that three were seriously injured, but two of the three were in stable condition, while one has undergone surgery.
The Belgian defence ministry also said in a statement on Friday that the attack had injured a Belgian soldier, who received medical attention at the site before being evacuated.
About 13,000 soldiers from several nations are deployed for peacekeeping mission across Mali to help contain spiralling violence that continues since 2012.