Polish Army Private First Class, Pawel Staniaszek, aged 29, died on Wednesday 20th April 2011 at the Military Medical Institute in Warsaw from wounds he received in Afghanistan when a roadside bomb was detonated near his patrol.
Pfc. Staniaszek, serving with the 2nd Mazowiecka Sapper Brigade, was seriously injured during the incident on 9th October 2009. The attack took place in Wardak province, about 40km from Ghazni when the patrol stopped to check their vehicles. The explosion occurred when they returned to the vehicles.