Afghan Ministry of Defense Spokesman Zahir Azimi says a military court in Kabul on Monday ordered the solider, Abdul Sabor, to be hanged. The sentence can be appealed. It is unclear when the soldier was convicted of the crime.
The four French soldiers were killed on Jan. 20 in Tagab district of Kapisa province. A month earlier, another Afghan soldier killed two members of the French Foreign Legion on Dec. 29, 2011.