3 foreigners killed in Mali terrorist attack
07 March 2015, 10:34
Paris - One French citizen was among those killed in an attack by gunmen on a restaurant in the Malian capital Bamako, Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Saturday.
"I condemn this odious and cowardly act that has caused the death of several people among them a French citizen," Fabius said in a statement.
He said the attack strengthened France's resolve to "fight terrorism in all its forms".
The other two killed were Belgian citizens while two locals died, including a police officer at the popular joint usually frequented by expatriates.
France has more than 3,000 soldiers in West Africa as part of a counter-insurgency force against al Qaeda-linked militants.
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