Thursday, September 30, 2010

Two Romanian soldiers killed by IED blast

Sgt. Major Marius Florin Sfeches
Private Cristian-Petru Filip
Two Romanian soldiers were killed near Qalat on 1st October when the Humvee they were in went over an improvised explosive device (IED). The two troops, Sergeant Major Marius Florin Sfeches and private Cristian Petru Filip, were part of Carpathian Hawks 812 Battalion. Since the war began in Afghanistan, a total of 17 Romanian troops were killed and 55 others were injured. 

A total of 1,650 Romanian troops are deployed in the country.

Sfeches was 25 years old and was not married. Filip was 25, not married.

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