Polish soldier killed in Afghanistan
A Polish soldier died Monday in Afghanistan from injuries sustained in a roadside bomb attack, the Defence Ministry in Warsaw said, DPA reported.
Sgt. Kazimierz Kasprzak, 32, was the 21st Polish soldier killed in NATO operations against Taliban insurgents.
Kasprzak was injured when a roadside bomb exploded during a patrol in the eastern Ghazni province. Kasprzak was airlifted by helicopter to a hospital in a military base in Ghazni, and later died during an operation.
Poland has some 2,600 troops in Afghanistan in the NATO mission, which it joined in March 2002.
Newly elected President Bronislaw Komorowski pledged in his campaign to withdraw Polish troops by 2012.