France Threatens To Pull Out Of Afghanistan After Troops Killed [View all]
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PARIS (Reuters) - France threatened on Friday to pull out early from the NATO-led war in Afghanistan after four a rogue Afghan soldier opened fire on French soldiers, killing four and wounding about 15 others.
The killings in the Taghab valley ofAfghanistan's eastern Kapisa province were the latest in a series of incidents that have seen Afghan troops turn on their Western allies, damaging trust.
French PresidentNicolas Sarkozy said all French operations on the ground were being suspended and his defense minister was dispatched to clarify things on the ground in Afghanistan.
"If the security conditions are not clearly established then the question of an early return ofFrench forces from Afghanistan will arise," said Sarkozy.