France, Germany pull personnel from Afghan ministries
France and Germany on Sunday announced plans to pull their personnel from Afghan government ministries, a day after two US military advisers were killed in that country's Interior Ministry, dpa reported.
Germany's Development Ministry said the move would affect about 50 workers, who would be pulled back to German-run bases while the investigation into the death of the US advisers continues. Development Minister Dirk Niebel referred to the decision as a "purely precautionary measure."
France also labelled its move as precautionary, noting that the safety of its experts took top priority. It was not stated how many French personnel were affected by the decision.