Sunday, July 1, 2018

Mali: Car bomb attack on French convoy kills 4

(Gao)  A car bomb was rammed into a French military convoy consisting of 2 vehicles carrying 30 soldiers belonging to the French counter-terror force Barkhane in the northern Malian city of Gao, killing at least four people, (2 French soldiers and 2 civilians.) The detonation of the VIED was followed by a sustained gun attack by Islamic terrorists. Both French military vehicles were destroyed.

This attack comes just 2 days after a suicide attack on the Mali headquarters of a regional Sahel force known as G5 killed two soldiers and a civilian.