Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Estonian soldier killed in ambush

Estonia's Defense Ministry says an Estonian soldier has been killed in southern Afghanistan.
The ministry says Master Sgt. Allain Tikko, 30, was killed 15th June after his unit was ambushed by insurgents in Helmand province. Estonia has now lost four soldiers in Afghanistan.
The death comes just days after Estonia pledged to send an additional 140 troops to Afghanistan, doubling the Baltic country's presence there.

Master Sgt. Allain Tikko

In recent weeks insurgents have gained a stronghold in Helmand province, which is now considered to be the most violent in Afghanistan.

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