The French soldier killed in an insurgent rocket attack, 19th February 2011, has been named by the French Defence Ministry as Clement Chamarier, a 19yo soldier serving with the 7th Battalion of Chasseurs Alpine. He was a tank gunner.
He was travelling in a French army convoy between Tagab and Nijrab when insurgents opened fire on them. A rocket hit the vehicle he was in, but it was able to continue driving to a safe location. Medics at the scene were unable to save the young Alpine soldier.
It was his first overseas operation.