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Burqa-clad suicide bomber kills 4 French soldiers in Afghanistan

Posted by The Agonist on June 9th, 2012

From our partners at The Agonist

Jun 9

Global Post – A suicide bomber disguised in a burqa killed four French soldiers in an assault in eastern Afghanistan today, reported Reuters.

The attack took place in the eastern mountainous Kapisa province, an area mostly controlled by French troops serving in the NATO coalition, said Reuters.

Officials said the violence — which has been claimed by the Taliban — also left five soldiers wounded, according to Agence-France Press.

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Afghan Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi described the attack as “unfortunate” in comments to Reuters, saying the troops were targeted at a little bazaar “by a suicide bomber wearing a burqa.”

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