Sector Defence

Mortar accident Mali


The Dutch Safety Board published the final report into the fatal accident during a mortar shell exercise which took place in Mali on 6 July 2016. During this accident two Dutch soldiers were killed and a third Dutch soldier was seriously injured.

An English translation of  parts of  the report  (summary, cause of the explosion and conclusions) will be published on this website as soon as possible. 


  • Start date 26 jul. 2016
  • End date 28 sep. 2017
  • Type investigationFull
  • Status investigationClosed