Paris confirms four French soldiers killed in Afghanistan
|Publisher||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty|
|Publication Date||9 June 2012|
|Cite as||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Paris confirms four French soldiers killed in Afghanistan, 9 June 2012, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4fdb2f56c.html [accessed 20 June 2013]|
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June 09, 2012
Paris has confirmed that the four international soldiers killed in an insurgent attack in eastern Afghanistan on June 9 are French troops.
French President Francois Hollande's office said in a statement that an additional five soldiers were also wounded in the attack in Kapisa Province and three are in a serious condition.
Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid claimed responsibility for the attack in an e-mail to news agencies, saying that a suicide bomber attacked the troops.
France decided last month to speed up the withdrawal of combat forces from Afghanistan, announcing a pull-out of 2,000 troops by the end of the year.
Based on reporting by Reuters, AFP, and AP