Romanian soldier killed in mine blast in Afghanistan

March 21st, 2008 - 6:07 am ICT by admin  

Bucharest, March 21 (DPA) A Romanian soldier was killed and another injured in a mine blast in Afghanistan, the Romanian Defence Ministry said. The soldiers were on patrol Thursday in the southern province of Zabul when their vehicle drove over the device.

Romania has a 646-strong contingent in Afghanistan. Out of these 562 have been deployed as part of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and 84 as part of US-led coalition troops.

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