French soldier killed in Mali bomb blast

PARIS, A French soldier, identified as Corporal Ronan Pointeau, was killed on Saturday as his armored-plated vehicle hit a roadside bomb in southeast Mali.

The blast took place in Menaka region near Mali-Niger borders, according to a statement from Elysee Palace.

French President Emmanuel Macron expressed shock at the incident, commending the sacrifices made by Pointeau and his colleagues in the fight against terrorism in Sahel region.

Source: Kuwait News Agency