BREAKING: EMBASSY – French Adviser Shot in Malian CapitalPosted: November 22, 2013 Filed under: Breaking News, Global, War Room | Tags: BAMAKO, France, French Armed Forces, Mali, Paris, Suicide attack 2 Comments
(BAMAKO, Mali) — The French Embassy in Mali says a French military adviser has been wounded by gunfire in the capital, Bamako.
Didier Nourisson, a spokesman for the embassy, said Friday that the man had been shot by an unidentified gunman.
In Paris, French foreign ministry spokesman Vincent Floreani said a suspect was being questioned by Malian authorities but that it was too early to speculate on a motive.
France launched a military offensive in January to oust radical jihadists who had overtaken the major towns across northern Mali. The French military has since reduced its presence but still has about 3,200 members in its former colony.
Northern Mali has seen suicide bombing and mortar attacks aimed at French forces, but violent crime targeting foreigners in the capital, in the south, is rare.
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