Czech military confirms 3 soldiers killed in Afghanistan

August 05, 2018 - 6:24 am

PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech military has confirmed that the three victims of a Taliban suicide attack in Afghanistan were all Czech service members.

It says the attack took place at about 3:50 a.m. (0150 GMT) Sunday near the Bagram military base in the province of Parwan.

The victims have not been identified. A statement from the military says the families of the victims have been informed and Defense Minister Lubomir Metnar has offered his condolences.

The Czechs recently have approved a plan to deploy 390 soldiers in Afghanistan through 2020, up from the current 230, as part of the NATO-led Resolute Support mission.

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