Mali: Three French soldiers injured in suicide attack.

Mali : trois soldats français blessés dans un attentat, dont un grièvement.

One soldier seriously injured.

L’attaque a eu lieu alors que les militaires circulaient en convoi blindé dans l’est du pays. The attack took place while the armed convoy was on a military manoeuvre in the east of the country.  

Des soldats français de la force Barkhane patrouillent à Timbamogoye (Mali), le 10 mars 2016.
Des soldats français de la force Barkhane patrouillent à Timbamogoye (Mali), le 10 mars 2016. (PASCAL GUYOT / AFP). French Barkhane force soldiers patrolling in Mali on 10 MARCH 2016.

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Ils ont été victimes d’un attentat contre leur convoi. Trois soldats français de la force Barkhane ont été blessés, dont un grièvement, par un kamikaze, jeudi 11 janvier, dans l’est du Mali. Cette attaque contre le convoi blindé français, qui circulait entre Ménaka et Indelimane, est intervenue à la date anniversaire du déclenchement de l’opération Serval, le 11 janvier 2013.

They were the victims of an attack on their convoy. Three French soldiers of the Barkhane force were injured, including one seriously, by a suicide attacker on thursday 11 January. they were enroute between Ménaka and Indelimane on the fifth anniversary of the date of the launch of operation Serval on 11 January 2013.

Avant cette annonce, jeudi, la force française Barkhane avait affirmé avoir “capturé”, dans la nuit, des membres présumés de groupes armés jihadistes à Ménaka, alors que des sources locales évoquaient “l’arrestation de deux innocents” lors de cette opération. Selon un décompte de l’AFP, 18 militaires ont été tués au Mali depuis l’opération Serval en 2013, à laquelle a succédé Barkhane, étendue à cinq pays du Sahel, en août 2014.

Before this announcement on Thursday, the French soldiers had confirmed the “capture”, during the night, of members suspected of being part of a group of armed djihadists, although locals said they “arrested two innocent people” during this operation. According to information available from the AFP (Official Press), 18 military personnel were killed in Mali since operation Serval in 2013, which was itself replaced by Barkhane, and extended to five countries in August 2014.

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