Two Australian soldiers serving with the 1st Mentoring Task Force in Afghanistan have been killed in action when they were struck by an improvised explosive device (IED).
Private Thomas Dale, 21 and Private Grant Kirby, 35, were killed in action when they were struck by an IED. Both of their families have been notified and they have agreed to the release of names.
|Grant Kirby (L) and Thomas Dale|
Two other Australian soldiers were wounded in action in the explosion. Their wounds are not life threatening and the soldiers have contacted their families.
All of the soldiers involved in the incident are from the Brisbane based 6th Battalion of the Royal Australian Regiment.