Report: Five French soldiers killed in Afghanistan

By REUTERS
July 13, 2011 15:39

 
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PARIS - Five French soldiers were killed after a suicide attack in Afghanistan on Wednesday, and four others were seriously wounded, French President Nicolas Sarkozy's office said in a statement.

"The French soldiers were protecting a council meeting in the Tagab valley," the Elysee said. "A terrorist set off a bomb close to the soldiers wounding four other French soldiers seriously and three Afghan civilians."

The statement said one Afghan civilian was also killed in the attack.

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