Afghanistan – Death of an American general (August 5, 2014)
We were dismayed to learn of the death of a U.S. general serving in the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), who was killed on August 5 by an Afghan soldier near Kabul. In a separate incident that same day in Uruzgan province, seven Afghan soldiers were reportedly killed by a man wearing an Afghan police uniform. France offers its condolences to the victims’ families and wishes those who were injured during these incidents a swift recovery.
France denounces this crime against NATO forces. It applauds the exceptional professionalism, selflessness and courage of military and civilian personnel working in Afghanistan to support the Afghan authorities as they deal with the challenges facing their country.