Saturday, September 5, 2009

Dutch soldier killed in gunbattle

Kevin van de Rijdt
A Dutch soldier has been killed in a gunbattle in the southern Afghanistan province Uruzgan on Sunday, the defence ministry said.

Kevin van de Rijdt, a 26-year-old corporal, died on 6th September 2009 of gunshot wounds during a skirmish with fighters near Deh Rawood.

Van de Rijdt is the 20th Dutch soldier to be killed in Afghanistan since the Netherlands began its deployment in Uruzgan province in August 2006.


  1. He is listed as having belonged to a Commander Corps. This needs to be: Commando Force. Thanks for correcting this.

  2. He belonged to Taskforce 55.


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