China dispatches military team to Mali after terrorist attack

Beijing: The Chinese military today sent a specialist medical team to Mali following the terrorist attack on the UN peacekeepers in which a 29-year-old Chinese soldier was killed and several others injured.

Led by a senior Defense Ministry official, the team will work with the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) and the Mali government to ensure the safety of peacekeepers, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

MINUSMA was attacked on Tuesday evening. Yesterday, the Defense Ministry confirmed that First Sergeant Shen Liangliang, was killed in the attack, and another five soldiers were injured in an attack on UN peacekeepers on Wednesday.

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