|L-R: Francesco Messineo, Francesco Curro, Luca Valente|
Three Italian soldiers were killed on 20th February 2012 when the Lynx VTLM vehicle they were in overturned while crossing a river, trapping three of the crew inside.
The incident happened about 20km south-west of Shindand during a recovery and rescue operation of another unit that was stranded by bad weather.
The three soldiers, all serving with 66 Military Aircraft Regiment were named as:
Chief Corporal Francesco Currò, 1st Corporal Luca Valente and 1st Corporal Francesco Paolo Messineo.
A fourth soldier was injured in the accident and is currently in a stable condition in hospital.