Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Spanish soldier killed by road mine

Cristo Ancor Cabello Santana
A Spanish soldier has died in Afghanistan after his army vehicle drove over a mine near Syah Washan, on the outskirts of Herat, at around 9.30 local time on 7th October. The Defence Ministry names him as Corporal Cristo Ancor Cabello Santana from the Soria 9th Infantry Regiment.

He was on patrol with a convoy of the Fuerteventura Task Force to dismantle illegal checkpoints in the Pashtun Zarghun district, to the east of Herat, when the explosion happened, and it’s understood that five other soldiers who were in the vehicle with him were also hurt by the blast.

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