Al-Qaeda-linked gang claims it was behind the killing of French soldiers in Mali

Al-North Qaeda’s African arm said it was responsible for killing three French soldiers in Mali, the jihadist reporting group Platform Intel posted on Saturday.

The soldiers who took part in the French Barkhane military operations in Mali against Islamic fighters were killed on Monday when an improvised explosive device struck their armoured vehicle, the French Presidency said in a statement.

SITE Intel said on Twitter that Jama’at al-Nosra al-Islam wal-Muslimin (JNIM), who repeatedly targeted soldiers and civilians in Mali and neighbouring Burkina Faso, said he was responsible for the attack.

The French military command was not immediately available for comment.

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