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Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2010-01-12

A French officer who was seriously injured on Monday in a rebel raid on his convoy near Kabul has died of his injuries, according to the French Defence Ministry. Another French soldier died on Monday in the same attack.


AFP - A French soldier died Tuesday, a day after he was seriously wounded in an attack on a convoy in Afghanistan that killed another soldier, the defence ministry said.
The attack on Monday struck a convoy of French and Afghan forces in the Alasay valley northeast of Kabul, the French presidency said.


  
The latest death brought to 38 the number of French soldiers who died in Afghanistan since the current war began in 2001.
  
Three US soldiers and a British bomb disposal expert were also killed in Afghanistan on Monday, NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said.
  

There are about 113,000 foreign troops under US and NATO command based in Afghanistan, with about 40,000 more due to be deployed this year to try to turn around the costly war against the resurgent Taliban.
 

Date created : 2010-01-12

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