Mali-Chinese Peacekeepers/Bomb Disposal

Chinese peacekeepers dispose of unexploded bomb in Mali

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Mali - Dec 5, 2017
1. Various of Chinese peacekeepers rushing out of camp
2. Chinese peacekeepers hopping on IFV
3. Chinese peacekeeper driving IFV
4. Various of Chinese peacekeepers on moving IFV
5. Various of Chinese peacekeepers standing guard around bomb site
6. SOUNDBITE (Chinese) Chang Wentan, squadron commander of Chinese peacekeeping force in Mali (starting with shot 5, ending with shot 7,8):
"It's about 4:00 p.m., during the off hours of a primary school and villagers. Busy traffic added difficulty to our on site vigilance. We have reported the situation to the MINUSMA Eastern Theater Command, and now waiting for the Cambodian EOD team to dispose of the bomb."
7. Various of local kids
8. Chinese peacekeeper standing guard around bomb site
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9. Various of soldiers directing vehicle
10. Peacekeepers in discussion
11. Bomb exploding
12. Soldiers running
13. SOUNDBITE (French) Chris (no full name given), local employee with MINUSMA (ending with shots 14-16):
"Chinese people have done a lot for us and given the Malian people a lot of things. For example, they've given the local schools many things and also brought to the villages many medicines."
14. Chinese peacekeeper stand guard around bomb site
15. Peacekeepers at site
16. Chinese peacekeeper staying alert on IFV
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17. Various of peacekeepers in discussion

Storyline


Chinese peacekeepers on United Nations (UN) peacekeeping mission in Mali, together with their Cambodian peers, safely disposed of an unexploded mortar shell found close to the Chinese peackeepers' camp on Tuesday.

The mortar shell was found by some local villagers who were building a road somewhere about 300 meters away from the camp's southern gate. Upon receiving the report, the Fifth Chinese Peacekeeping Detachment to Mali dispatched 12 peacekeepers to the site.

The Chinese peacekeepers cordoned off the area for safety concern, informing a UN bomb disposal company comprised of Cambodian peacekeepers to dispose of the shell, which was believed to be left from the Mali conflict in 2012.

"It's about 4:00 p.m., during the off hours of a primary school and villagers. Busy traffic added difficulty to our on site vigilance. We have reported the situation to the MINUSMA Eastern Theater Command, and now waiting for the Cambodian EOD team to dispose of the bomb," said Chang Wentan, a squadron commander of the Chinese peacekeeping force in Mali.

The Cambodian peacekeepers deactivated and detonated the shell after 15 minutes of disposal.

The disposal of the bomb was merely one of the deeds Chinese peacekeepers have done to make the life of the local people safe and sound.

"Chinese people have done a lot for us and given the Malian people a lot of things. For example, they've given the local schools many things and also brought to the villages many medicines," said Chris, a local employee with the MINUSMA.

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  • ID : 8068093
  • Published : 2017-12-07 17:01
  • Last Modified : 2017-12-07 19:12:12
  • Location : Mali
  • Category : conflicts, war and peace
  • Duration : 1'26
  • Audio Language : Chinese/French/Nats/Part Mute
  • Source : China Central Television (CCTV)
  • Restrictions : No access Chinese mainland
  • Version : 5
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