French soldier killed in Mali blast claimed by Islamists

French soldier Fabien Jacq died overnight on November 5, 2016 from injuries sustained in a mine blast in northern MaliA French soldier deployed in a counter-terrorism force in Mali died from injuries sustained in a mine blast, the defence ministry said Saturday, in the latest deadly jihadist attack on foreign forces. “The explosion led to the death of Staff Sergeant Fabien Jacq, lightly wounded another soldier,” the statement said, adding that three other soldiers were concussed in the incident. The French army said that there were 60 vehicles in the convoy and that it was unclear how the device was detonated.

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