Saturday, June 23, 2007

Two Estonian soldiers killed in missile attack

Two Estonian soldiers were killed in a missile attack in Afghanistan on June 23 - the nation's first casualties in the NATO-led mission.

The two men, members of the Estonian mine clearance team, were attacked with a 107 mm missile during their lunch break in the Sangin Valley in the Helmand Province of southern Afghanistan.

Sgt. Kalle Torn, 24, the assistant commander of the ordnance disposal team, and Jn. Sgt. Jako Karuks, 33, the driver of the team, were named as the deceased. 

Sgt. Kalle Torn
Sgt. Jako Karuks
Four other soldiers sustained injuries in the same attack and remain in medical care at Camp Bastion.

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