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French soldier killed in Afghanistan

11 January 2010 14:53

A French soldier has been killed and another has been seriously injured when their patrol was attacked by insurgents in northeast Kabul.

French authorities confirmed the death, which resulted form a Monday attack in Alasay valley.

The death brings to 37, the number of French soldiers killed since the 2001 US-led invasion of the country.

France has 3,300 troops in Afghanistan serving in NATO’s mission in the country.

Earlier in the day, three US servicemen died during a fight with insurgents in southern Afghanistan, NATO-led forces said in a statement.

More than a dozen foreign troops, including nine Americans, have been killed in Afghanistan so far this year.

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