30 Dec 2011

Legionnaires killed by Afghan soldier

6:48 am on 30 December 2011

An Afghan soldier has shot dead two members of the French Foreign Legion in eastern Afghanistan.

The Legionnaires were taking part in a support mission with the Afghan army on Thursday in the Tagab valley.

It was also the second such incident in a week. Four American soldiers were shot and wounded by an Afghan soldier in western Farah province on 24 December.