|Private Sophia Bruun|
Denmark deploys woman soldiers at the frontline alongside their male colleagues. Private Sophia Bruun was such a soldier, and she is the first Danish female fallen in Afghanistan.
Private Sophia Bruun, 22, was killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan. On Tuesday 1 June 2010 at 1207 pm local time, private Bruun’s vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device and she was killed instantly.
Private Bruun was on patrol with her unit in the vicinity of Patrol Base Bridzar, which is located about four miles northeast of Gereshk. She was on duty as the gunner on a Piranha Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC).