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France/Afghanistan/death of French soldiers

Published on June 11, 2012
Communiqué issued by the Presidency of the Republic

Paris, June 9, 2012

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./.

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