Italian soldier killed in Afghanistan

March 25th, 2012 - 5:35 am ICT by IANS  

Taliban Rome, March 25 (IANS) An Italian soldier died in a mortar attack Saturday on a military base in western Afghanistan.

Taliban militants carried out the attack in Gulistan district of Farah province.

Five other soldiers were injured.

Italy has deployed 4,200 soldiers in Afghanistan as part of the NATO forces, Xinhua reported.

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