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Three Italian soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Road crash raises death toll to 44

23 September, 13:04
Three Italian soldiers killed in Afghanistan (ANSA) - Rome, September 23 - Three Italian soldiers were killed in a road accident in Afghanistan Friday raising Italy's death toll in Afghanistan to 44 since it joined the NATO-led mission in the Asian country in 2004.

A fourth soldier was "seriously" wounded in the incident involving an Italian patrol in the western Afghan city of Herat, sources said.

The 41st came on July 26 when Corporal Major David Tobini, 28, was shot dead in a firefight in the Bala Murghab Valley, also in western Afghanistan.

Military sources said they would release the names of the victims once the families had been notified.

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