Update: French soldier dies due to injuries sustained in mine explosion in Mali
Nov 5,Paris: A soldier from the French Army’s 515th regiment who was wounded in a mine explosion late Friday afternoon has passed away.
The soldier was inside an armoured personnel carrier (APC) when he was wounded in a mine explosion in northern Mali.In a statement issued Saturday morning, French President François Hollande confirmed that he had been--“killed in the line of duty while defending our nation and its citizens”.
President Hollande also expressed his confidence and pride in the French forces who are supporting the Malian army and the UN mission to restore peace in Mali and reduce the threat of terrorist groups in the entire Sahel.
The Oslo Times/Agencies