• Text size      
  • Send this article to a friend
  • Print this article

Insurgents kill French soldiers

Insurgents in Afghanistan killed four French soldiers and wounded another five yesterday, one of the deadliest attacks on the French contingent in months.

The raid occurred in mountainous Kapisa province.

A statement from the office of French President Francois Hollande said three were in a serious condition, and Hollande had despatched defence minister Jean-Yves Le Drian to Afghanistan after the attack.

The Taliban have vowed to target the Afghan government and security forces, as well as the 130,000 foreign troops in the country, most of whom are due to leave by the end of 2014.

Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on HeraldScotland on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis.
If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.

100178