A Romanian soldier was killed Thursday in Kabul, Afghanistan, while on a patrol mission, Defence Minister Gabriel Les announced on Thursday.
According to him, the death occurred as a result of an explosion generated by a car bomb.
Romania’s Defence Ministry (MApN) says in a press statement that the Romanian soldier was killed on Thursday, at around 11:40hrs, EEST, while on a mixed patrol mission near the Green Zone in Kabul.
The MApN leadership has voiced regret over the death of the Romanian soldier and is with the bereaved family, according to the statement.
Iohannis: I voice my entire compassion for the loss of the life of the serviceman
President Klaus Iohannis on Thursday sent a condolence message following the terrorist attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, resulted in the death of a Romanian serviceman, and added that the Army is and will continue to be a fundamental institution of Romania.
“I voice my entire compassion for the loss of the life of the Romanian military who died this morning in Kabul, Afghanistan, after a terrorist attack carried out with an improvised explosive device on the vehicle he was driving. Romania’s Army is and will continue to be a fundamental institution of our nation, which deserves the gratitude and appreciation of all Romanians and which will continue to do its duty, together with our allies and partners, for keeping international peace and security. The presence of the Romanian servicemen in Afghanistan, as well as in other theatres of operations, is a proof of Romania’s status as security and stability provider and an important component of our affiliation to the Euro-Atlantic community. I send my condolences to the mourning family and I am by their side during these painful moments,” the President’s message reads, according to the Presidential Administration.
PM Dancila extends condolences to the family of the soldier
Prime Minister Viorica Dancila has sent condolences to the family of a Romanian soldier killed on Thursday in Kabul, Afghanistan, saying that Romania will continue to condemn and fight with all its might against terrorism.
“Condolences to the family of the Romanian soldier who died today in Kabul and to all those who have lost someone! This is yet another tragedy, another horrific event that saddens us, shakes us, but that equally compels us to condemn and fight with all our might against terrorism, this scourge that is meant to sow hatred and fear,’ Dancila said in Facebook post.