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February 27, 2021

Bodies of two Romanian troops killed in Afghanistan, repatriated

The bodies of two Romanian servicemen who killed on Saturday in Afghanistan are being repatriated.

“Respect and honour to their memory! In Afghanistan this morning, a repatriation ceremony was conducted involving the bodies of two heroes – posthumous Sub-Lieutenant Iulian Dumitrescu and posthumous Sub-Lieutenant Adrian Vizireanu, killed in action in Afghanistan. May God rest them in peace!” reads a message posted on Monday on the Facebook page of Romania’s Defence Ministry (MApN).

At the Kandahar Air Base on Sunday, the Calugareni Infantry Battalion hoisted Romania’s national flag at half-mast and kept a moment’s silence.

Two Romanian soldiers were killed and one injured in an incident on Saturday morning near Kandahar during a training mission for Afghan police officers, MApN reports.

It says that three soldiers, all members of special operation forces, were given first aid at the scene and rushed to the nearest hospital.

Unfortunately, Private Iulian Dumitrescu and Sergeant Adrian Vizireanu did not survive.


Patriarch Daniel sends condolence message on two Romanian servicemen’s death


Patriarch Daniel of the Romanian Christian Orthodox Church on Monday sent a condolence message to the families of two Romanian servicemen killed in Afghanistan.

“I have learned with deep sorrow about the passing of these two soldiers of the Romanian Army, Private Iulian Dumitrescu and Sergeant Adrian Vizireanu, killed on Saturday during a peace-keeping mission in Afghanistan. At this moment of profound pain for the families and loved ones of the departed, we are praying to Our Lord Jesus Christ, who rose from the dead, to rest the souls of the two Romanian soldiers in God’s love and peace, and comfort and strengthen those in mourning. May their names never be forgotten!” reads Patriarch Daniel’s message.

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