Saturday, March 24, 2012

Italian soldier killed, five wounded in mortar attack

An Italian soldier, Sergeant Michele Silvestri, has been killed in a mortar attack in western Afghanistan's Farah Province.

Italian defence chiefs said that the attack took place early evening on Saturday 24th March at a Forward Operating Base in the southeastern district of Gulistan. Five Italian soldiers were injured. The wounded were evacuated by helicopter to a military field hospital.

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