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Afghanistan – Death of a French soldier

Published on August 12, 2011
Communiqué issued by the Presidency of the Republic

Paris, August 12, 2011

President Sarkozy was extremely sad to learn of the death in Afghanistan of a corporal from the Besançon 19th Engineer Regiment.

During an operation in Kapisa, his armoured vehicle was hit by an exploding IED.

Four other sappers from the same regiment were also wounded in the attack.

President Sarkozy expresses his most sincere condolences to the bereaved and shares their pain. He wishes the four wounded a speedy recovery.

The Head of State once again expresses France’s determination to continue working within the International Security Assistance Force to restore peace and re-establish stability in that country and contribute to its development./.

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