Roadside bomb kills Polish soldier in Afghanistan
The victim, identified as Warrant Officer Miroslaw Lucki, 38, was part of a NATO unit investigating a buried insurgent weapons cache when the improvised explosive device went off overnight, the ministry said.
Several Afghan members of the Provincial Response Company anti-terrorism force were also hurt in the incident in the eastern province of Ghazni.
The wounded were transferred by helicopter to a Polish military hospital, where doctors were unable to save Lucki.
His death brings to 42 the number of Polish troops killed since the NATO-led mission in Afghanistan began in December 2001.
Voice of Russia, dpa