24 August 2013, 15:46

Roadside bomb kills Polish soldier in Afghanistan

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A Polish soldier was killed in action in Afghanistan and three were wounded when a roadside bomb exploded, the Ministry of National Defence said Saturday in Warsaw.

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

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