Two Belgian soldiers were injured when their vehicle drove over an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Mali earlier this month, the military announced.
The incident took place on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, when the soldiers were travelling in a Dingo II Multi-Purpose Protected Vehicle (MPPV).
“Thanks to the MPPV high level of protection all soldiers survived the explosion”, said a Belgian Defence statement.
Two Belgian soldiers currently serving in #Mali were injured when their vehicle Dingo II (MPPV) drove over an Improvised Explosive Device (IED). The incident took place on Wednesday 01 Jan 2020. Thanks to the MPPV high level of protection all soldiers survived the explosion pic.twitter.com/hrlkXZQti5
— Belgian Defence (@BelgiumDefence) January 13, 2020
The Belgian soldiers are in Mali as part of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (UN MINUSMA) peacekeeping mission.