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ONE SOLDIER FROM ROMANIA KILLED IN KANDAHAR ATTACK

Release No: 17-367 Sept. 16, 2017 PRINT | E-MAIL

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2017-09-16-01

KABUL, Afghanistan, September 16, 2017 - One Romanian soldier was killed yesterday in a suicide attack in Kandahar.

"Our hearts go out to our Romanian comrades for the loss of their soldier," said. Gen. John W. Nicholson, Commander, Resolute Support Mission. "The thoughts and prayers of the entire Resolute Support Mission are with the loved ones of our fallen soldier at this difficult time."

Two other Romanian soldiers were wounded in the attack when the vehicle-borne improvised explosive device targeted their patrol.

"Once again, the Taliban have proven that they are not interested in peace," Nicholson added. "This loss only continues to strengthen our resolve and support to the Afghan government and its citizens as we work toward a secure and stable Afghanistan."
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