18 June: 1 French soldier KIA Afghanistan

A paratrooper from the 1 Airborne Hussars Rgt was killed by indirect fire yesterday in RC-E.


CNN) -- Gunfire at a combat post in Afghanistan killed a French soldier and wounded an Afghan translator, French officials said Saturday.

The soldier died at a hospital in Kabul from injuries suffered in the gunfight Friday, a statement from the French president's office said.

The statement said President Nicolas Sarkozy sent his condolences to the soldier's family and hoped the injured translator would quickly recover.


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