French forces were responding to a report of a bomb planted under a bridge. They were in the main market area of the Nijrab district in eastern Kapisa province when the bomber walked up to them and detonated his explosives, said Qais Qadri, a provincial government spokesman.
Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid claimed responsibility for the attack in an email to the Associated Press.
France's defence ministry confirmed the nationality of the dead, and said another five French troops were wounded in the blast. The ministry said they were on an operation supporting the Afghan army but did not provide details. Qadri said four Afghan civilians were also wounded.http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jun/09/french-soldiers-killed-bomber-afghanistan
One reason why they force women to wear them. I'll bet bin laden wore one too.