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French soldier killed in Mali by roadside bomb

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A French soldier was killed in Mali Saturday after his armoured vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb, France's presidency said in a statement.

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Corporal Ronan Pointeau died near Menaka in eastern Mali following "the detonation of an improvised explosive device as his armoured vehicle drove by," the statement said.

President Emmanuel Macron paid tribute to Pointeau's "sacrifice" and said his thoughts were with the soldier's colleagues and "his Sahelian brothers in arms, who are paying a heavy price in the fight against teRead More – Source