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French soldier killed in clash in Afghanistan

20 hours ago
PARIS — A French soldier has been killed by rocket fire during a clash with insurgents in Afghanistan.

A spokesman for France's defence ministry says the soldier died during a large operation led by French and Afghan troops in the Kapisa region, 60 kilometres northeast of the capital Kabul.

Cmdr. Christophe Prazuck said Saturday's operation involved air support from Predator drones and other allied aircraft, and that dozens of militants "were hit hard."

France has 3,300 troops involved in NATO-and U.S.-led military operations in Afghanistan.

Prazuck says the death raises to 27 the number of French soldiers have died during the war there.

Earlier Saturday, British defence officials said a British soldier died following an explosion in southern Afghanistan.

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