Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Dutch helicopter crash kills two

Two Dutch military personnel were killed in a helicopter crash on 26th July 2006. Dutch Air Force Lieutenant-Colonel Jan van Twist, aged 47, an air force legal officer and Sergeant Bart van Boxtel, aged 29, serving with the 11th Airmobile Brigade (PARA) both died instantly in the crash.

Both men were based in Kabul.

Friday, July 21, 2006

TV cameraman, Abdul Qodus

Abdul Qodus, a cameraman for the private Aryana TV station, was killed in a double suicide bombing in the city of Kandahar. He had arrived at the scene of a suicide car bomb when a second attacker with explosives strapped to his body blew himself up, according to the Kabul-based Committee to Protect Afghan Journalists (CPAJ) and news reports. Qodus died of head injuries at a local hospital.

A Taliban spokesman claimed responsibility for the two explosions, which also killed two Canadian soldiers and several civilians, according to international news reports.

Saturday, July 8, 2006

Spanish soldier, Jorge Seminario, dies in bomb blast

Jorge Seminario
Spanish soldier Jorge Arnaldo Hernandez Seminario died after an explosion blasted the patrol vehicle he was in. Five other soldiers were seriously injured.

The incident took place near Farah in the west of the country on 8th July 2006.

The dead man had Peruvian nationality, the ministry said.