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February 25, 2021

Two Romanian troops killed, one injured near Kandahar

Two Romanian troops were killed and a third was injured in an incident occurred this Saturday at 10:45 hrs near Kandahar city, during a mission for the training of Afghan police, the National Defence Ministry informs in a release.

Following the incident, the three wounded troops of the special operations forces were given first aid on the spot and were immediately taken to the nearest military hospital.

Sadly, Sergeant first class Iulian Dumitrescu and Sergeant Adrian Vizireanu did not survive, while the third wounded soldier, whose condition is stable, will be transferred to a hospital in Germany, the Ministry said.

According to the cited source, the victims’ families were announced and a military commission is investigating the incident.

The leadership of the Ministry of National Defence convey on behalf of all staff the most compassionate condolences to the bereaved families and will attentively follow the developments in the condition of the wounded serviceman.

“It is with deep grief that I learned about the troops killed in the line of duty today, while performing a mission in Afghanistan. On behalf of myself and of all Romanian troops, I offer condolences to the bereaved families, their friends and brothers in arms. May God rest these brave soldiers and good Romanians,” is Defence Minister Mihnea Motoc’s message, as cited in the release.

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