December 29th, 2011
08:52 AM ET

2 French soldiers killed in Afghanistan attack

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.

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  1. gung hoe

    At the risk of sounding crude.At least its not just the americansge getting killed.But my heart and prayers does go out to the french familys
    But if all were going to do is what was done in IRAQ the we may as well get out now!!

    December 29, 2011 at 9:40 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Roy E. Fuller

    Now that we have all had our laughs & giggles, when are the parties going to enter some serious candidates?

    Send these losers packing as the American public has had enough of "what do you want? a headache or upset stomach?" choices!

    December 29, 2011 at 9:44 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. banasy©

    My condolences to the families of the slain soldiers.

    It doesn't matter what country they're from, dead is dead and families mourn.

    Let's *all* get out of that bass-akwards country.

    December 29, 2011 at 10:11 am | Report abuse | Reply
  4. banasy @

    My condolences to all the French people. Some people in this blog think they are funny by using other peoples names. They need to stop this.

    December 29, 2011 at 10:28 am | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Lianne

    =| ....why r there french soljers in Afghanistan .....

    Maybe they wouldnt have died ...if they were in their own country

    December 29, 2011 at 10:58 am | Report abuse | Reply
  6. gung hoe

    Not me @ 10 30 The point I was treing to make banasy was it always seems its Our men getting killed.
    Also good morning banasy.Hope ur day goes better

    December 29, 2011 at 11:20 am | Report abuse | Reply
  7. banasy©

    Not me @ 10:28.

    December 29, 2011 at 11:28 am | Report abuse | Reply
  8. s kel

    its war.

    December 29, 2011 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. banasy©

    Hi, Lianne:
    "The soldiers were there as part of NATO’s International Security Assistance Force."

    That's why they were there.

    @ s kel:
    Hello, darlin'.
    We've missed you here.

    December 29, 2011 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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    December 29, 2011 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. banasy©

    Now you, Avser, I haven't missed.
    At all.

    December 29, 2011 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  12. I heart you

    You so silly, banasy @. We all noes you not the reallun.

    December 29, 2011 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  13. AnotherXmasVictory

    Now you se the "Fifth FLEET" announcing what they will "allow" other countries to do...?

    Were THEY elected? I say its all hot air: they will do nothing.. and neither will the big barking dogs
    who themselves have every type of social repression and lack of any democracy in these times.

    > bark.. bark... bark.... no teeth... and oil is not democracy and never will be.

    :)))) Happy New Year

    December 29, 2011 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  14. Cam

    What in the holy hell are you talking about, AnotherXmasVictory? Are you high? W t f ?

    December 29, 2011 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  15. AnotherXmasVictory

    http://townhall.com/columnists/benshapiro/2008/07/02/why_america_is_the_greatest_country_on_earth/page/full/

    Ben Shapiro > speaks about your high: drink up :)))) enjoy

    December 30, 2011 at 2:02 am | Report abuse | Reply

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