Offbeat: Mali. A woman killed and a child injured in a fire during a French raid

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this Friday, April 2, the staff announced that a woman was killed and A child wounded in a fire on the sidelines of an intervention by French military.

A woman has died and a child was slightly injured in a fire on the sidelines of an operation conducted at the French Mali by the French military, during which an alleged jihadist was killed and two others captured, announced This Friday, April 2 the staff.

The tent of the assailant took fire

in the night of Wednesday to Thursday, in a sector located 95 km southeast of Tessalit (Northeast), from the military of Operation Barkhane led a connection aimed at The Capture of Frames of GSIM (Support Group for Islam and Muslims), a Jihadist group affiliated with Al Qaeda, affirmed the staff in a statement.

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After a delicate helicopter infiltration, the capture of two individuals and the seizure of three small infantry arms, many ammunition and telephones, the French soldiers were taken over by an individual hidden in a tent that opened the fire.

The individual has been neutralized, it says the same source, adding that a woman presents alongside the assailant was found for life.

During this exchange of fire, the tent housing the assailant took fire and a toddler, present in this same tent, was extracted from the flames by one of the French military, according to the statement.

The, toddler, was treated on site before being evacuated to the Gao Military Hospital, said the staff, stressing that suffering from superficial injuries, he was now out of danger.

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