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Accidental death of a Barkahne soldier

(B2) Corporal Abdelatif Rafik of the 14th Parachute Infantry and Logistic Support Regiment (RISLP) died “ accidentally » in Gao, northern Mali, Wednesday (October 17), announced the general staff of the French armies this Thursday.

(credit: French Ministry of Defense / EMA)

Corporal Abdelatif Rafik was with two of his comrades in the workshop on Wednesday around 18 p.m. local time and " he was performing maintenance on a logistics truck ". It is then " that a tire exploded accidentally », According to the press release from the general staff. “ Corporal Rafik was thrown violently to the ground. He was immediately taken care of by the doctors of the military medico-surgical unit. Despite the emergency care provided, he died at 18:50 p.m. His two comrades were placed under medical supervision. »


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Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).

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