BREAKING: EMBASSY – French Adviser Shot in Malian CapitalPosted: November 22, 2013
Didier Nourisson, a spokesman for the embassy, said Friday that the man had been shot by an unidentified gunman.
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.