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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A U.N. armored vehicle hit a mine Tuesday in central Mali, killing two Egyptian peacekeepers and seriously wounding five others in another deadly incident targeting the U.N. mission in the West African nation that has faced a decade-long Islamic insurgency.

U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said 10 U.

N. peacekeepers have died in Mali in the first six months of 2022.

In Tuesday’s incident, he said, an armored vehicle from a U.N. logistics convoy hit a mine on the route from Tessalit, the north-central oasis town in the Sahara, to the central city of Gao.

Dujarric said a U.N. rapid intervention force was sent to the scene and the injured were evacuated.

The U.N. peacekeeping mission strongly condemned the attack, which may constitute a war crime under international law.

Dujarric said the mission noted “with concern the frequent use of improvised explosive devices intended to paralyze the operations of the U.N. mission and to obstruct the return to peace and stability in Mali.”

Mali has been in turmoil since a 2012 uprising prompted mutinous soldiers to overthrow the president. The power vacuum that resulted ultimately led to an Islamic insurgency and a French-led war that ousted the jihadists from power in 2013.

But insurgents remain active and extremist groups affiliated with al-Qaida and the Islamic State group have moved from the arid north to more populated central Mali since 2015, stoking animosity and violence between ethnic groups in the region.

Mali’s current ruling junta seized power in August 2020, and in April the junta leaders said a transition to civilian, democratic rule would take at least two years.

The U.N. mission says over 255 of its peacekeepers and personnel have died since 2013, making Mali the deadliest of the U.N.’s dozen peacekeeping missions worldwide.

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What happened to Dr Joseph Sonnier?

DR JOSEPH Sonnier was a popular pathologist in Texas who passed away in July 2012.

Over a decade later, his shocking case is still talked about, and will now be the subject of a new Dateline special in August 2022.

2Richelle Shetina with her former dance partner Dr Joseph SonnierCredit: Courtesy Richelle Shetina What happened to Dr Joseph Sonnier?

In 2012, Dr Joseph Sonnier was found dead in his Lubbock, Texas, home.

According to ABC News, he was stabbed and shot to death on July 10, then found by his landscapers the next day.

Just days later, a man named Paul Reynolds contacted the police and said that David Shepard, who was staying with him at the time, mentioned that he killed someone in the same area.

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The man later confessed to the crime and alleged that Dr Thomas Michael Dixon paid him three silver bars and a box of expensive Cuban cigars in return for the killing.

As a result, Shepard pled no contest to the charge of capital murder and testified against Dixon to avoid the death penalty.

In 2014, Dixon was tried for Sonnier's murder, but Shepard changed his story on the stand, claiming Dixon had nothing to do with the murder and he acted alone.

As a result, the trial ended in a hung jury, and the judge declared a mistrial, but he was then tried again the following year with Reynolds on the stand instead of Shepard.

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He was then convicted on two counts of capital murder in November 2015 and sentenced to life in prison without parole, ABC News notes.

However, in a shocking turn of events, the 7th District Court of Appeals in Amarillo, Texas, reversed the decision and granted him a new trial after reviewing his appeal in December 2018.

Where is Dr Thomas Michael Dixon now?

After Dixon's conviction was reversed, a judge set his bail at $2million, which he quickly paid.

On January 28, 2019, he was then released from prison, but in April 2020, Justices of the Seventh Court of Appeals revoked his bail, sending him back behind bars.

2Dr Thomas Michael Dixon was convicted of killing SonnierCredit: Frank Sellers

In January 2022, the court released an opinion that will now keep him in prison for life, according to KLTV, an ABC affiliate station.

KLTV notes that he was acquitted of the second count of capital murder, but the first count was affirmed, meaning he will continue to serve his sentence of life without parole for the murder of Sonnier.

Over the years, it has been reported that the murder occurred because Dixon was jealous of Sonnier's girlfriend, Richelle Shetina, whom he had an affair with back in 2010, according to ABC News.

When will Dr Joseph Sonnier's case be on Dateline?

Dateline is a popular show on NBC that recalls in-depth true crime stories that have happened over the years.

Sonnier's case is scheduled to premiere on Dateline on Saturday, August 13, 2022, at 9pm EST.

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The episode will not only tell the story of Sonnier's death but also feature interviews with landscapers Becky Shurbet and Nathan Gilmore, who found his body back in 2012.

Sonnier's Dateline episode will also be available to stream on Hulu and Peacock.

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