Polish soldier killed in Afghanistan

Poland`s Defense Ministry says a Polish soldier has died of wounds suffered in an explosion of a roadside bomb in Afghanistan.

Updated: Jun 10, 2013, 19:30 PM IST

Warsaw: Poland`s Defense Ministry says a Polish soldier has died of wounds suffered in an explosion of a roadside bomb in Afghanistan.

The ministry said that Master Cpl. Jan Kiepura was injured early today while on a safety-checking mission with his motorized platoon in the Ghazni province. He received immediate medical aid but could not be saved, said Marek Pietrzak, spokesman for the ministry`s Operations Command.

The 35-year-old is the 40th Polish soldier to be killed in Afghanistan since 2007.

PTI