Three Italian soldiers were killed in a road accident near their base at Herat, in western Afghanistan on Friday 23rd September 2011. The incident is being investigated.
The three soldiers who died are:
Lieutenant Riccardo Bucci, from the "Serenissima" Regiment in Mestre;
Caporal Maggiore Scelto Mario Frasca, from Land Forces Command Operations in Verona
Caporal Maggiore Massimo Di Legge, from the Group Logistics Center in Rome.
Two other soldiers were injured in the accident.