Monday, September 24, 2007

Two Spanish soldiers killed

German Burgos
Stanley Vera
Two Spanish soldiers have been killed and three more seriously injured in an attack on a Spanish patrol near Shewan on 24th September 2007.

The soldiers were travelling in an armour-plated BMR vehicle which is reported to have run over a mine.

Minister for Defence, José Antonio Alonso, named the dead as Germán Pérez Burgos, a married man from Alange, Badajoz, and Stanley Vera, born in Guayaquil in Ecuador.

Friday, September 21, 2007

French Alpine soldier, Lauren Pican, killed by suicide bomber

Laurent Pican, was a warrant officer of the 13th Battalion of Alpine Hunters of Chambéry in Savoy, a French army unit engaged in ISAF.

The convoy he was in, west of Kabul, on 21 September 2007, was targeted by a suicide bomber at the wheel of a booby-trapped car. Six civil Afghan was wounded at the time of the same attack.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Dutch Army Private Tim Hoogland

Dutch Army Private Tim Hoogland, aged 20, was killed in a gun battle with Taliban insurgents on 20th September 2007 in Uruzgan province, Afghanistan.

The battle raged for some hours until reinforcements arrived.

Pvt. Hoogland served with the 13th Infantry Airmobile.