4 December 2012

Gambia: Three Gambians Killed in Casamance Landmine Explosion

Three Gambians were recently killed in a landmine explosion in the Senegalese southern region of Casamance, Daily Observer has learnt. Yaya Jatta and Alhaji Kujabi, both natives of Kanwally village in Foni, and Musa Barry, a native of Bullock, met their tragic end when the timber truck they were travelling with drove over the landmine.

Confirming the tragic incident to the Daily Observer, Cadet ASP David Kujabi, the public relations officer of the Gambia Police Force, said the incident happened on Sunday 2nd December 2012 at a village called Pilai in Casamance, Southern Senegal. He said the incident happened when the victims were returning to The Gambia. "One Kawus Ceesay, a native Bullock village, survived but is suffering serious injuries," he added.

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