BREAKING: Three German soldiers killed in Afghanistan




 
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April 2nd, 2010  
ObjSRgtLw
 
 

Topic: BREAKING: Three German soldiers killed in Afghanistan


Three German soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Published: 2 Apr 10 16:55 CET
Online: http://www.thelocal.de/national/20100402-26289.html
Three German soldiers were killed Friday in a gun battle in the Kunduz region of Afghanistan – the deadliest firefight of the Bundeswehr’s mission in the war-torn country.


Five more soldiers were seriously wounded in the battle in the dangerous district of Chahar Dara, south-west of Kunduz city, a spokesman at the Bundeswehr’s Military Command Centre confirmed.

The firefight against Taliban insurgents was still raging late Friday afternoon German time, with NATO fighters patrolling the air above Kunduz, lending support to the troops still locked in battle on the ground.

The soldiers also suffered a roadside bomb attack.

News magazine Der Spiegel reported that at least eight soldiers had been seriously wounded though the army spokesman confirmed only five.

The German soldiers were attacked from several directions during a patrol, Spiegel reported, citing Afghan police.

When the Germans eventually attempted to move to safer ground, their armoured car was hit by a bomb placed on or next to the road, injuring several soldiers, the magazine reported.

The badly wounded soldiers were taken by helicopter to the military camp in Kunduz.

This was the first deadly fight for German soldiers this year. Prior to the attack, 36 soldiers had been killed in Aghanistan.
April 2nd, 2010  
Redleg
 
 
RIP!
April 2nd, 2010  
KJ
 
 
These types of attacks has been more and more refined by the T,s lately.
Ambushes with overlaping fields of fire and one or more IED,s in and around the killzone.

RIP soldiers.

"All gave some, some gave all."

//KJ.
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April 2nd, 2010  
PJ24
 
 
RIP men.
April 4th, 2010  
Clockwinder
 
 
RIP the lost and best wishes for speedy recovery to the wounded.
April 4th, 2010  
A Can of Man
 
 
Rest in Peace.
April 7th, 2010  
Blitzmädel
 
 
Ruhe in Frieden Kameraden!

Kristina
April 7th, 2010  
Nemanja
 
I can't understand one thing... When afghanistan's soldiers are wounded or killed, that is like a good thing, a victory of some kind. But, when some NATO soldiers are wounded or killed, that is tragedy?
Of course, it is. But it seems that western news agencies much less appreciate life of the foreigners, even when they are defenders, not aggressors.
April 7th, 2010  
Blitzmädel
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nemanja
I can't understand one thing... When afghanistan's soldiers are wounded or killed, that is like a good thing, a victory of some kind. But, when some NATO soldiers are wounded or killed, that is tragedy?
Of course, it is. But it seems that western news agencies much less appreciate life of the foreigners, even when they are defenders, not aggressors.
It is never a god thing when soldiers get killed but to say that it’s “a victory of some kind” when Afghan soldiers dies is not fair.

The bond shared by soldiers, is something nobody but another soldier can truly know. Or really explain. And to fully understand it, you have to experience it. Many of us have had contact with other NATO soldiers during our time in Afghanistan, but not so much with the Afghan soldiers so it’s easier to relate to, when it’s someone from a nation you have worked with.

Also the western news agencies normally only reports their own casualties. In the Danish Medias you seldom hear about other country’s losses.

But I can understand why you wonder.

Kristina
April 11th, 2010  
DarkRain
 
RIP.
 


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