November 27, 2008 06:44pm
AN Australian soldier was killed by an explosion in Afghanistan this morning.
Two others were slightly wounded.
Vice Chief of the Defence Force Lieutenant General David Hurley said members of a Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) were on foot, conducting an operation against Taliban insurgents.
An explosion occurred, and an Australian soldier was killed, he said.
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Lieutenant General Hurley said the Australian soldier was killed after an improvised explosive device (IED) was detonated.
Two other soldiers were also slightly wounded in the attack.
No more information could be released about the incident because it could jeopardise the safety of other soldiers, Lt Gen Hurley said.
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