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Afghanistan/death of a French soldier

Published on September 7, 2011
Communiqué issued by the Presidency of the Republic

Paris, September 7, 2011

President Sarkozy learned with great sadness of the death this morning in Afghanistan of a lieutenant from the Montauban 17th Parachute Engineer Regiment. During a mission to support the Afghan National Army, engaged in an operation in Kapisa, he was shot by an insurgent and mortally wounded.

President Sarkozy extends his most sincere condolences to the bereaved and shares their pain.

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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