French soldier dies in a maintenance operation in Mali, minister says

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PARIS, Oct 13 (Reuters) – A French soldier died on Tuesday throughout a maintenance operation in Mali, armed forces minister Florence Parly mentioned on Wednesday.

Parly mentioned on Twitter the serviceman died in an accident with out going into additional particulars.

The authorities spokesperson, Gabriel Attal, advised BFM TV an investigation was underway.

Reporting by Nicolas Delame and Matthieu Protard; Editing by Andrew Heavens