Thursday, May 22, 2008

Lithuanian soldier, Sergeant Arūnas Jarmalavičius

Sergeant Arūnas Jarmalavičius
Sergeant Arūnas Jarmalavičius, died 22nd May 2008.
Motorized Infantry Battalion of Lithuania.

Aged 34, he was serving with NATO ISAF forces in Ghor province, western Afghanistan.

He and at least two Afghan civilians were killed when hundreds of rock-throwing protesters tried to break into an airfield base in Chaghcharan in protest over an American soldier's use of the Koran for target practice in Iraq. 

Other soldiers, Afghan police and civilians were wounded in the incident. The soldier was killed by gunfire, but it was unclear if the shots came from the crowd, Taliban insurgents or security forces. 

The area is remote and it was impossible for media to independently verify what had happened.

No comments:

Post a Comment

We will not publish comments that are, in our opinion, not suitable for the purpose of this website.