Monday, August 22, 2011

Australian soldier killed by bomb explosion

An Australian soldier was killed today, 22nd August 2011, when a bomb exploded near his patrol unit. This was his first deployment to Afghanistan but he had previously served in East Timor.

The soldier, serving with the 2nd Battalion Royal Australian Regiment, had been in Afghanistan since June and was on a night-time patrol about 85km north-east of Tarin Kowt when the incident occurred.

Update: soldier named as - Private Matthew Lambert

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