Three French soldiers die in Mali mine blast: presidency

Mali's vast, desolate north continues to be beset by violence, having fallen under the control of Tuareg-led rebels and jihadist groups linked to Al-Qaeda in 2012

Paris (France) (AFP) – Three French peacekeeping soldiers died after their armoured car ran over a landmine in Mali, the French presidency said Wednesday.

One soldier was killed immediately in the blast on Tuesday and President Francois Hollande learned “with great sadness” that two more soldiers had died in the west African country, a statement said.


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