Two Sri Lankan peacekeepers killed in Mali

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Colombo, Jan 25 (IANS) Two Sri Lankan soldiers who were deployed for peacekeeping in Mali were killed on Friday when their armoured vehicle came under attack, the Sri Lankan Army said.

The Army said the armoured vehicle was targeted by a remote-controlled Improvised Explosive Device (IED), reports Xinhua news agency.

The statement said the attack killed an Army Captain and another soldiers. Besides, three more Sri Lankan military personnel were injured in the incident.

Sri Lanka has deployed 200 soldiers for peacekeeping duties in the western African nation of Mali.

–IANS

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