13 January: 1 French NCO KIA in Afghanistan

This NCO was a sergeant with the 517 Transport Regiment and he was mentoring Kandak 35 of the ANA. He was KIA by an IED on the Bagram-Nijrab road. Two other French soldiers have been WIA in the blast.

Sgt Diop, KIA yesterday was aged 40. He was a former paratrooper who had later on transfered to a Transportation unit. Afghanistan was his tenth deployement. He was a father of six.