One US-led soldier has been killed and another sustained injuries in a mortar attack in Ghazni province in eastern Afghanistan.
The Polish Defense Ministry announced that the attack took place on Thursday while the country’s nationals with the US-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) were patrolling a highway in the province, AP reported.
The dead soldier who is identified as Adam Szada-Borzyszkowski, 28, is the twenty-second Polish soldier that has lost his life since the US-led invasion of Afghanistan in 2001.
The other soldier was taken to hospital by helicopter where he is reported to be in good conditions.
The increasing number of troop casualties in Afghanistan has sparked widespread anger in the US and other NATO member states, undermining public support for the continuation of the Afghan war.