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Afghans protest against death sentence for soldier who killed French troops
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Students protest at death sentence for Abdul Saboor when western troops are not executed for civilian deaths


Emma Graham-Harrison in Kabul[/*]

guardian.co.uk, Monday 26 November 2012 15.27 GMT[/*][/list]






A French soldier on patrol in Kabul. The killing of five French soldiers in January 2012 highlighted the growing problem of 'insider' attacks. Photograph: Karel Prinsloo/AP



Hundreds of Afghan students have demanded the release of an Afghan soldier sentenced to death for killing five French soldiers, in a rowdy protest that was a reminder of hostility to western forces and the central government in many parts of Afghanistan.



Abdul Saboor was given the death penalty by a military court for opening fire on French forces during a joint operation in eastern Kapisa province in January. The deaths contributed to France's decision to withdraw its troops early, and highlighted the

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Added: Nov-26-2012 Occurred On: Nov-26-2012
By: BekasKhan
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Tags: Afghanistan, Occupation, by, US, NATO, Taliban, Pakistan, terrorist, Punjabi, ISI, Al, Qaeda, Iran, Intel, India, Haqqani, Shia's, Hazaras
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