Sunday, November 9, 2008

Two Spanish soldiers killed in suicide bomb attack

Brigadier Juan Andrés Suárez
Corporal Rubén Alonso Ríos
9th November: Two Spanish soldiers have been killed and four more injured in a suicide attack in Shindand, Afghanistan, to the south of Herat, considered to be one of the most dangerous areas of the country.

The dead men have been named as 30 year old Corporal Rubén Alonso Ríos from Vigo, and 41 year old Brigadier Juan Andrés Suárez from Mieres, Asturias. Their vehicle, which was the last one of six armoured vehicles in a convoy protecting 12 Afghan lorries, was attacked by a van packed with explosives as they formed part of Afghan National Army convoy. The two men died instantly.

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