French Troops Killed In Afghanistan


French troops in Afghanistan (Photo: MC1 Michael E. Wagoner/ISAF/Flickr)

Four French soldiers have been killed in northern Afghanistan after a serviceman from the Afghan National Army opened fire, officials say.

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Another 16 French soldiers were injured, some seriously, in the incident in Kapisa province.

An official told the BBC that an Afghan non-commissioned officer got into a "verbal clash" and opened fire.

President Nicolas Sarkozy said France was suspending its training programs in Afghanistan following the attack.

Marco Werman talks with the BBC's Bilal Sarwary in Kabul.