Swedish soldier, Tomas Bergqvist, aged 30, died on 9th December 2005 from injuries sustained in a bomb blast in northern Afghanistan.
He was on a routine patrol on 25th November when a roadside bomb was detonated by insurgents. Severely injured, he was immediately transferred to hospital. Unfortunately, surgeons were unable to save him.
The Swedish parliament has endorsed a gradual increase of Swedish servicemen in the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force(ISAF) in Afghanistan from 90 members to 375 throughout the next two-years.