5 French troops slain in Afghanistan
French President Nicolas Sarkozy meets French troops in Afghanistan on Tuesday. Five French soldiers were killed Wednesday.
July 13th, 2011
08:56 AM ET

5 French troops slain in Afghanistan

Five French troops and an Afghan civilian were killed on Wednesday in an insurgent attack in an eastern province of Afghanistan, the French president's office said.

The incident occurred in Afghanistan's Kapisa province, where the French have a strong troop presence, and it comes a day after French President Nicolas Sarkozy visited the country to meet with French troops.

The office said the soldiers were protecting a shura, a gathering of high-profile figures, in Joibar village when "a terrorist detonated his bomb within proximity of the French soldiers." The village is in Kapisa's Tagab valley.

Along with those killed, four French soldiers and three Afghan civilians were injured.

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  1. Justin

    i love g@y p0rn..im feelin h0rny..wheres my dad..? he licks it the best..i love when he puts a finger up my a$s at the same time

    July 13, 2011 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Joseph McCarthy

    Hey you JB, can you cut that filthy Tea Party lingo out? If you have to joke about religion, please exclude that kind of language. It has no place here!

    July 13, 2011 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Joseph McCarthy

    Such a terrible thing to have happened to those troops. If that idiot Sarkozy didn't send them there in the first place, those guys would still be alive. Too bad that they had to die for nothing at all!!!

    July 13, 2011 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |

    It looks like those foul speaking Tea Partiers took over this web page, too. I'd like to know just what's wrong with the jerk who's moderating these posts here, allowing all this filthy lingo to appear. He needs to do a better job than this!!!

    July 13, 2011 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Joseph McCarthy

    Such is to be expected from a foul speaking, mindless Tea Partier. With so must ignorance and fanaticism sweeping the country nowadays, the Tea Party Movement is bound to proliferate!

    July 13, 2011 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
  6. saywhat

    Mired in economic & financial woes of their own making those nuts in Europe just like us are going nuttier.

    They would too remain wreaking havoc in Afghanistan killing and getting killed. Eyeing Libya ,Syria & Iran for more misadventures. Doesn't matter if countries there are getting bankrupt.

    Great times for China & Russia.

    July 13, 2011 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
  7. JB

    I just came home from work and saw mama sukin Justin.

    July 13, 2011 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
  8. JB

    Listen guys, if any of you want to fuc my mom please send a money order to Juan Banuelos.349 E main st.Bronx NY.

    July 13, 2011 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Imglad

    Does anyone even comment on the articles anymore? Just a bunch of immature warped comments. Don't even know why CNN even bothers with these blogs. Rest In Peace French soldiers.

    July 13, 2011 at 11:40 pm | Report abuse |

      I totally agree with you, Imglad. These are nothing but a bunch of pea-brained Tea Partiers with nothing on their minds and like I said before, with so much ignorance and fanaticism running rampant across the country, the Tea Party Movement is bound to flourish!!!

      July 14, 2011 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joseph McCarthy

      And I agree with both of you above. I'm very sick and tired of seeing all this filthy Tea Party lingo being vomited on this web page and especially from this JB. It seems like these people were raised in a barn!!!

      July 14, 2011 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  10. itsamemario

    ok kids out of the pool..

    July 14, 2011 at 5:41 am | Report abuse |
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