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A bomb and gunfire attack has kulled at least 200 people in a mosque on the Sinai peninsula, Egyptian state-run TV reports. Officials say the attackers set off a bomb and then opened fire on worshippers, several of whom were soldiers. No group has claimed responsibility. The military is fighting the local branch of the Islamic State armed group in the area.
A fourth French soldier has been killed in Mali during a reconnaissance mission near the main city in the north, Gao. And former president Nicolas Sarkozy has laid into the French intervention, claiming that it is only serving to "support putschists".
Brigadier Wilfred Pingaud, 37, who was a member of an artillery regiment, was killed on Wednesday morning when an Islamist militia attacked a detachment of Malian soldiers
Dossier: War in Mali
with which he was on reconnaissance at Tin Keraten, 100 kilometres away from Gao, Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said in a statement.
Four Malian soldiers were wounded in the fighting, the statement said.
Several dozen rebels have been killed in clashes near Gao over the last few days, according to Paris and Bamako.