American, British soldiers killed in AfghanistanOctober 2nd, 2009 - 7:19 pm ICT by BNO News
KABUL (BNO NEWS) – Two service members from the NATO-led ISAF alliance were killed in Afghanistan on Thursday and Friday, officials said on Friday.
One of the soldiers was a British airman from the 34 Squadron Royal Air Force Regiment, the country’s Ministry of Defence said in a statement. The airman was killed as a result of an explosion that happened whilst on a Force Protection patrol near Camp Bastion in central Helmand Province. The incident happened on Thursday afternoon.
“The death of this courageous Royal Air Force Regiment Gunner is a true loss. He will be mourned by his friends, colleagues and all of us serving in Helmand Province,” said Lieutenant Colonel Nick Richardson, a spokesman for Task Force Helmand.
The second soldier died on early Friday, according to the NATO-led ISAF alliance. The soldier, identified as a U.S. service member, died of wounds sustained in a grenade attack that happened in eastern Afghanistan.
No further details were immediately released. Next of kin has been informed.
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