Three Swedish soldiers slightly injured by roadside bomb in Mali

On Wednesday night, a Swedish patrol, part of the multinational Special Forces’ operation Task Force Takuba, hit a roadside bomb in eastern Mali. Three Swedish soldiers suffered minor injuries.

Task Force Takuba is a multinational Special Forces’ operation.
Task Force Takuba is a multinational Special Forces’ operation. Photo: EMA

Two of the soldiers have returned to duty, while the third is under medical observation. All three have notified their next of kin.

Task Force Takuba is a multinational Special Forces’ operation. Sweden’s participation, together with other nations, is part of a long-term commitment aimed at ensuring a peaceful development in the country.

The Swedish troop contribution comprises of a helicopter-borne quick reaction force (QRF). The focus of the operation is to provide advice and assistance as well as to accompany the Malian security forces.