Sunday, September 20, 2009
Danish soldier killed in Helmand
A Danish soldier has been killed in Afghanistan and another injured after their patrol came under fire from insurgents.
The two troops were immediately evacuated by helicopter, but one was declared dead at hospital.
Danish army officials say the attack took place in the southern province of Helmand – the scene of some of Afghanistan’s most deadly violence.
Denmark currently has around 700 troops in the country most of whom serve under British command.
In Afghanistan since 2001, Denmark has proportionally suffered the heaviest losses compared to other allies in the NATO led mission.