A French soldier was killed and three others wounded Tuesday to Mali in the explosion of a mine, announced the French presidency in a statement.

“The president has learned with grief the death of a soldier from the 511th regiment of the train Auxonne killed this morning during an operation in northern Mali by the explosion of a mine against his armored vehicle “announced, Tuesday, April 12, the French presidency.

The statement also said that the French president, Francois Hollande, remains “attentive to the fate of his brothers wounded in the blast weapons.” “He extends his heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones, and assure them of the full solidarity of the nation in these painful circumstances,” the statement added.

The Prime Minister, Manuel Valls, has also expressed his “deep sadness” and the defense minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian, praised the “commitment” and “courage” of the first class soldier Mickael Poo Sing, who joined the army in February 2015 as incurred in the 511th regiment of the train.

Two of the wounded were seriously injured, did we said in the entourage of Mr. Le Drian. The three wounded were evacuated on the French base of Gao (North) for their evacuation to France, do you learned.

The Ministry of Defence said it was the “fifth military (French) killed in action” since the launch of the operation barkhane, device that succeeded on 1 August 2014 in the Serval operation, and mobilizes some 3 500 troops in Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Chad and Burkina Faso.