Saturday, November 26, 2005

Swedish soldier, Jesper Lindblom, dies in bomb blast

Jesper Lindblom
28-year old Swedish soldier Jesper Lindblom was killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan on 26th November 2005. Three other Swedish soldiers were wounded by the blast, one of them is still in critical condition.
Lindblom was a Marine Ranger when he joined the secretive elite unit Särskilda skyddsgruppen (SSG) in 1999.

Sweden currently has some 100 soldiers in Afghanistan whose job is to maintain peace, such as it is, and another 100 soldiers will reinforce the unit next spring.

Friday, November 18, 2005

Sgt. Joao Paul Roma Pereira

1st Sgt. Joao Paul Roma Pereira, aged 33, was killed when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle, while on patrol in the Baghrami district of Kabul.

He died on 18th November 2005.

Sgt. Pereira was from Alhos Vedros, Portugal and he served with the Portuguese Army.

Monday, November 14, 2005

German officer, Lt. Col. Franz Armin

German Army Lieutenant-Colonel Franz Armin, age 44, was killed on 14th November 2005 in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Lt.Col. Armin, serving with 901 Field Replacement Battalion, died from the blast of a suicide bomber.