Sunday, August 7, 2011

Two French Foreign Legionaires killed in action

Two French Paras were killed in action on 7th August 2011 in a contact with enemy forces near the village of Nawrrozkhel, in Kapisa province.

The unit involved - the 2nd Foreign Parachute Regiment (Foreign Legion) - were patrolling in the area searching for arms and explosives when insurgents opened fire on them. During the battle, two Legionaires were killed and five injured. They were evacuated by helicopter to the French military hospital in Kabul.

Update: the two soldiers are - Legionnaire 1st Class Gerhardus Jansen and Corporal Kisan Bahadur Thapa

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