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French soldier killed in Afghanistan

French soldier killed in Afghanistan

The French president's office says a French paratrooper has been killed by insurgent fire in Afghanistan.
President Nicolas Sarkozy's office says in a statement that the lieutenant was killed Wednesday during an operation in the northeastern province of Kapisa, as part of a mission to bolster the Afghan army.
The statement gave no other details.
France has lost more than 70 soldiers in Afghanistan since 2001. About 4,000 French troops are taking part in NATO-led operations in the country. France plans to withdraw them all by 2014.


Updated : 2021-05-11 06:45 GMT+08:00