Marine video led to killing of French troops
Kabul: A spokesman for the Afghan military
says a soldier who turned on French troops and killed four of them was angry about a video purporting to show US Marines desecrating the bodies of Taliban insurgents.
Defence Ministry Gen Mohammad Zahir Azimi said today that
the 21-year-old Afghan recruit had viewed the video that was
widely distributed on YouTube and other video-sharing
Azimi said it wasn't clear if the video was the sole
motivation for the attack last week that also wounded more
than a dozen French troops at a base in eastern Afghanistan.
French investigators are travelling to Afghanistan to
assist the investigation. Last week's attack was latest of
several by an Afghan soldier on international troops working
with the national army.