Australian soldier and Afghan interpreter killed

An Australian soldier and an Afghan interpreter were shot dead by insurgents.

Last Updated: Feb 20, 2011, 13:37 PM IST

Canberra: An Australian soldier and an
Afghan interpreter have been shot dead by insurgents in
Afghanistan, bringing Australia`s death toll from the conflict
to 23.
Australia`s defense chief, Air Marshall Angus Houston,
told reporters today that 21-year-old Sapper Jamie Ronald
Larcombe and the interpreter, whose name has not been
released, were killed while on patrol in the Mirabad Valley in
Uruzgan province last night.
Australia has 1,550 troops in Afghanistan, the largest
force provided by any country outside NATO and the 10th
largest overall.

Bureau Report