Ghanaian Soldiers Under Fire In Mali

Ghanaian soldiers serving in Mali came under intense fire yesterday with some of them sustaining injuries, DAILY GUIDE has learnt.

The UN Compound in Timbuktu is where more than 100 Ghanaian soldiers drew fire.

Director of Public Relations at the Ghana Armed Forces, Colonel Aggrey Quarshie, has confirmed the attack but denied Ghanaian soldiers were injured.

He said only one  Ghanaian soldier sustained minor injuries but had been treated and discharged, even though pictures of bloodied soldiers purported to be Ghanaian soldiers, have gone virile on social media.

It cannot be established whether the soldiers being treated by UN medical staff are Ghanaians. The military spokesperson is unable to say where the fire came from.

“No one has claimed responsibility for the attacks. Once a UN facility is attacked, the whole world has been attacked,” he stated.

On Wednesday reports suggested the compound was under severe multiple rocket attacks from the desert of Timbuktu.