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Romania: 2 soldiers killed, 1 injured in Afghanistan

By: Associated Press
May 7, 2016 Updated: May 7, 2016 at 11:00 am
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BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's defense ministry says two of its soldiers have been killed and another injured during a training mission in Afghanistan.

The ministry said incident happened Saturday morning near the town of Kandahar, while the troops were training Afghan police officers.

The foreign ministry offered no further details, and the incident is being investigated.

The soldiers were identified as Plutonier Iulian Dumitrescu and Sgt. Adrian Vizireanu. The injured man is in a stable condition and will be transferred to Germany for treatment.

Romanian President Klaus Iohannis and Defense Minister Mihnea Motoc sent condolences.

The defense ministry says Romania has 631 troops serving in Afghanistan and has had soldiers there since 2002.

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