Paris, January 2nd – The French Ministry of Defense issued a press release on the evening of the 2nd local time, saying that two French soldiers were killed in the attack in Mali on the same day.
French Defense Minister Pali expressed his condolences to the soldiers killed.
French soldiers were targeted by explosive devices while their vehicles were on military missions in Mali, according to a press release from the French Ministry of Defence.
Two French soldiers were killed in the attack and another French soldier was injured, but his life was not in danger.
The French Ministry of Defense also announced the specific identities of the two soldiers killed, who were born in 1987 and 1996 respectively.
In 2014, France launched Operation Crescent Dune, sending thousands of soldiers to the Sahel region of Africa to work with multinational armies to combat terrorism.