4 Norwegian soldiers killed in roadside bombing in northern AfghanistanBy AP
Sunday, June 27, 2010
4 Norwegian soldiers killed in Afghanistan
OSLO, Norway — The Norwegian military says four of its soldiers have died after a roadside bomb exploded near their vehicle in northern Afghanistan.
A military statement says the soldiers were killed while on a mission in Faryab province Sunday evening. The military has not specified the nature of the mission.
The Defense Ministry says the soldiers were part of a stabilization force in the province. The ministry says this is the highest number of Norwegian troops killed in a single attack since the start of the war. Until Sunday, only five Norwegian troops had been killed in the entire war.
Norway has about 500 troops stationed in Afghanistan.
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