A soldier in the Afghan National Army uniform shot dead two French soldiers serving in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday, the French Defense Ministry said.
The soldiers were there as part of NATO's International Security Assistance Force.
French Defense Minister Gerard Longuet said the two French soldiers had been deliberately fired on by an Afghan soldier present at their position in the Kapisa valley.
He condemned the attack as a "cowardly act" but reaffirmed France's commitment to helping the Afghan National Army develop and its confidence in the Afghan soldiers.
The "isolated incident" would not affect the process of eventually handing over responsibility for security to Afghan forces, the minister said in a statement, adding that his thoughts were with the families of those killed and their fellow service members.FULL STORY