France/Afghanistan/death of French soldiers
This morning, during an operation in Kapisa Province, Afghanistan, four of our French soldiers died. Five wounded, including three in a serious condition, were evacuated. An investigation is under way to determine the causes of this tragedy.
The victims are from the Suippes 40th Artillery Regiment and Lyon 1st Joint Civil-Military Action Group.
I am most deeply shocked and share the families’ grief. I want to salute the courage and devotion of our French troops in Afghanistan. I have asked the Minister of Defence to pay an on-the-spot visit tomorrow.
The whole of France is affected by this tragedy today./.