French troops have foiled a terrorist attack in northern Mali, neutralizing a depot of 15 mortar shells, the French army said, like reported by eblnews.com.
About 30 soldiers participated in the operation in Kidal on Tuesday after locals had warned that an attack was imminent.
French troops had already neutralized explosives three times last week, according to the statement.
France has about 4,000 soldiers in the Sahel region to fight terrorism. They support a UN mission to stabilize northern Mali, where radical Islamist groups operate.