"Cambodia sent 309 troops to Mali in February to join a UN peacekeeping mission. "
Phnom Penh, June 11 - At least two Cambodian soldiers, who were on peacekeeping mission in Mali, died after they ate tainted food, a Cambodian military official confirmed Wednesday.

I can only confirm that two Cambodian peacekeepers died Tuesday in Mali in suspicted food poisoning, Ken Sosavoeun, deputy director of the military's Peacekeeping Operations Department, told Xinhua.

This was the first time that our peacekeepers died on the UN peacekeeping mission overseas, he said.

Cambodia sent 309 troops to Mali in February to join a UN peacekeeping mission.

Mali was plunged into turmoil after a March 2012 coup that led to an Islamic rebel takeover of large swathes of the West African country. France launched a military operation in January last year to oust them.


comments powered by Disqus
Read more on:
 

PERMALINK

http://www.nerve.in/news:2535002380498
You can quote the permanent link above for a direct link to the story. We do not archive or expire our news stories.


STORY OPTIONS
  Email this story to a friend
  XML feed for Asia


 
COPYRIGHTS INFORMATION
All rights reserved for news content. Reproduction, storage or redistribution of Nerve content and articles in any medium is strictly prohibited.
Contact Nerve Staff for any feedback, corrections and omissions in news stories.
 

All rights reserved for the news content. Reproduction, storage or redistribution of Nerve content and articles in any medium is strictly prohibited.