Two French troops are killed when their armoured personnel carrier hits a roadside bomb in Ménaka, Mali. It is the second attack in the past few days that targeted French troops, the first being the December 28 JNIM-claimed bombing that killed three French soldiers.
Rocket attacks are carried out in three northern Malian cities – Gao, Kidal and Ménaka – against French military bases. No one is killed or injured. Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb claims responsibility for the attacks.
Four Malian troops are killed and 12 others wounded when their anti-poaching convoy is ambushed in Mopti. Islamist insurgents are suspected to be behind the attack and reinforcements are sent to the area from Konna.