An Afghan military court gave a death sentence to soldier Abdul Saboor, for killing five French soldiers of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in joint combat in Kapisa province.
Khaama Press news agency reported that the Ministry of Defense announced that a military court in Kabul sentenced Saboor to death by hanging, though the ruling can be appealed.
The Afghan soldier shot at the French troops during a joint operation on January 20, killing four of them and seriously injuring a fifth, who died later at Gwam military base, in Kapisa province.
Another 15 French troops were wounded by Saboor, who was detained before he could escape.
Many cases of attacks against the US and ISAF troops by Afghan soldiers and policemen have been reported this year, forcing the occupation command to review the recuitment policy.
A total of 242 foreign occupation troops have lost their lives since January this year, most from the US, according to figures from icasualties.org website.