A Russian national operating alongside Malian soldiers was killed by a roadside bomb in Sahel state, marking the first confirmed death of what in Mali are officially described as Russian military instructors. The AFP news agency reports that an official at a hospital in Sevare, who asked not to be named, confirmed the death and said the man was in his 30s. An elected official in central Mali, who also requested anonymity, said that he had “learned of the death of a Wagner agent” but Mali’s army has not officially commented on the events. To read this full story visit the News Blog page on the Future Media website