Friday, April 20, 2012

Three U.S. service members, three civilians die in Mali vehicle accident

Three U.S. Military Service Members Killed in Auto Accident

STUTTGART, Germany, Apr 20, 2012 — Three U.S. military members and three civilians died in a vehicle accident in Bamako, Mali today.

The U.S. military members were in Mali as part of an on-going engagement prior to the unrest that occurred in Mali on March 21. Though U.S. military engagement has been suspended in Mali, those U.S. military members in country remained to provide support to the U.S. Embassy.

The cause of the accident is currently under investigation.

The names of the service members are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

For more information, please contact the U.S. AFRICOM Public Affairs at +49 711 729 4714 or after hours at +49 151 1217 8717 or

U.S. AFRICOM Public Affairs
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