Members of the 4th Chinese peacekeeping medical detachment to Mali rescue and transfer the wounded to a hospital in Gao, northern Mali by taking a UN military helicopter after a terrorist gun attack in a barracks of Mali government troops in Ménaka on Feb. 4, 2017, local time.(81.cn/ Zhao Ziquan)
BAMAKO, Feb. 7 (ChinaMil) -- Six military doctors sent by the 4th Chinese peacekeeping medical detachment to Mali took a UN military helicopter on Feb. 4, 2017, local time, to Ménaka to rescue 7 wounded people, who were victims of a terrorist attack, and transfer them to Gao to receive further treatment.
Before that, a group of unidentified armed militants had raided the barracks of Mali government forces in Ménaka. Four Mali government troops were killed in the crossfire and seven were injured.
After receiving the order to rescue and transfer the wounded, the Chinese peacekeeping medical detachment to Mali sent a medical team with 6 members, who took a military helicopter of the MINUSMA to Ménaka, 261 kilometers away from Gao. At 16:40, the helicopter returned to Gao safely. The seven wounded soldiers' vital signs and other monitored parameters were all normal.
A doctor of the 4th Chinese peacekeeping medical detachment to Mali monitors vital signs of the wounded on a UN military helicopter during the air transportation of seven Mli government troops who got wounded in a terrorist gun attack from Ménaka to Gao, Mali, Feb. 4, 2017, local time. (81.cn/ Hong Tongzheng)