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Afghanistan: Friendly fire kills French soldier

Afghanistan: Friendly fire kills French soldier

France's Defense Ministry says a French soldier in Afghanistan has died after he was accidentally shot by another French soldier.
The ministry said in a statement that an investigation has been opened to establish the precise circumstances of the shooting.
It took place early Monday as a convoy of armored vehicles was entering a base in Afghanistan's eastern Tagab region. The convoy was returning from an operation.
The soldier was evacuated to a military hospital in Kabul, where he died.
About 4,000 French troops are part of the NATO mission in Afghanistan. French President Nicolas Sarkozy announced last month that several hundred will leave by the end of the year as part of a pullout timed to coincide with that of the United States.


Updated : 2021-04-15 09:31 GMT+08:00