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France to pay tribute to three soldiers killed in Mali

France to pay tribute to three soldiers killed in Mali

Mali

France will next week pay a national tribute to three soldiers killed during Operation Barkhane, to combat jihadi insurgency in northern Mali.

The ceremony will be chaired by French president Fran├žois Hollande.

The soldiers died after their armored car which was leading a convoy of about 60 vehicles travelling to the northern desert town of Tessalit hit a landmine.

Jihadist groups operating in the West African country of Mali have launched a spate of attacks in the north in recent days. Many of these assaults targeted forces operating there.

AFP