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Polish soldier killed in Afghanistan

Other News Materials 23 January 2011 06:04
A Polish soldier and a civilian medic have been killed and two other people injured in a bombing attack in eastern Afghanistan, Press TV reported.
Polish soldier killed in Afghanistan

A Polish soldier and a civilian medic have been killed and two other people injured in a bombing attack in eastern Afghanistan, Press TV reported.

The NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said that in the attack, an improvised explosive device went off under an armored vehicle in Ghazni province on Saturday, AFP reported.

The latest incident brings the death toll for Polish soldiers based in Afghanistan to 23. Poland currently has 2,600 troops stationed in the Central Asian country.

Polish forces are deployed in the eastern province of Ghazni.

Improvised explosive devices (IEDs) are by far the most lethal weapon Taliban militants use against foreign troops, Afghan forces, and civilians.

The latest death brings the number of fatalities for foreign troops in Afghanistan to 27 so far this year.

Last year was the deadliest year for foreign military forces deployed in Afghanistan, with a death toll of 711. The figure eclipsed the previous record of 521 in 2009.

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