Skip to comments.Two Polish soldiers killed by roadside bomb in Afghanistan
Posted on 02/27/2008 2:36:18 PM PST by knighthawk
Text of report in English by Polish national independent news agency PAP
Warsaw, 27 February: Two Polish soldiers died and one was injured on Tuesday [26 February] when their Humvee vehicle hit a roadside bomb near their base in Afghanistan, the Polish Defence Ministry has said.
The explosive device blew up the vehicle some 3 kilometres from the Polish base in Sharana in the Paktika province, the ministry said.
According to the report the wounded soldier's life is not in danger.
The soldiers were returning to the base after a humanitarian mission when one of vehicles in a column drove onto an improvised explosive device, the ministry reported.
The Polish ministers of foreign affairs and defence, Radoslaw Sikorski and Bogdan Klich, offered condolences to the families of the victims.
Poland's ISAF force currently numbers about 1,200 troops. Their number will go up to 1,600.
Source: PAP news agency, Warsaw, in English 0907 gmt 27 Feb 08
Our loss is Heaven's gain.
God Bless them and their families. The Tree of Liberty has just grown another branch and its trunk made stronger by their sacrifice. Once again sons of Poland lay down their lives on behalf of civilization. Amen
God Bless them. Polish soldiers of WW2 were fierce fighters too.
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