BREAKING NEWS
This content is not available in your region

French troops killed in Afghan suicide attack

Comments
French troops killed in Afghan suicide attack
Text size Aa Aa

Five French soldiers have been killed in a suicide attack in Afghanistan. Four more troops and three Afghan civilians were seriously wounded.

Their convoy was hit in the Tagab area north-east of the capital Kabul just a day after the surprise visit of the French president.

Nicolas Sarkozy announced that a quarter of French troops would be withdrawn from Afghanistan by the end of next year.

It is the bloodiest attack on the French NATO contingent since an ambush in August 2008.

Euronews is no longer accessible on Internet Explorer. This browser is not updated by Microsoft and does not support the last technical evolutions. We encourage you to use another browser, such as Edge, Safari, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.