KABUL, Afghanistan, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- A man dressed in an Afghan army uniform shot and killed two French soldiers in Afghanistan's Kapisa province, military officials said.
The two members of the French Foreign Legion were in the Tagab valley in Kapisa, where the French military was deployed as part of the NATO coalition forces, Radio France Internationale reported Thursday.
French Defense Minister Gerard Longuet said the shooting was an isolated incident and didn't "pose a challenge to the transition process that has been initiated to pass responsibility for security to the Afghan National Army."
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy's office said the two soldiers were junior officers in the French army.
Seventy-eight French troops have died in Afghanistan since the 2001 toppling of the Taliban.