The Bundeswehr mission in Mali, there has been an exchange of fire between the German and Malian soldiers. As the mirror first reported, was fired in the North of the West African country late on Saturday night, a German convoy of local soldiers. In the intermediate case, Mali has been injured soldier.
A spokesman for the operational command of the Bundeswehr in Potsdam confirmed the report. Thus, the German convoy was shelled on Saturday against 21.15, about 50 kilometres to the West of the camp Castor in Gao. The military convoy had recovered a UN vehicle was shot at on the way back to the Camp of the UN Mission Minusma suddenly with hand weapons.
Mali-use is considered to be the most dangerous foreign deployment of the Bundeswehr
The German soldiers returned the fire, and returned uninjured to the Camp Castor. Due to the darkness there was first a vague picture of the situation, the spokesman said. Only later I found out that there had obviously been an exchange of fire with the Malian army, with the help of the UN Mission, Minusma, is working together.
The German soldiers brought the wounded soldiers in a French Medical device, such as the German army announced on its Website. He is still in life danger. "We still can't confirm whether or not the soldier of the German forces was taken," the spokesman said. The incident will be further investigated. The Bundeswehr is involved since 2013, the UN stabilization mission Minusma in Northern Mali. The Mali-use is considered to be the most dangerous foreign deployment of the Bundeswehr.