Czech Soldier Wounded in Afghanistan Dies

Posted October 10th, 2011 at 9:05 am (UTC-5)
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Czech officials say a soldier wounded in Afghanistan in July has died in a Czech hospital.

The soldier was shot while on a mission in Wardak province in central Afghanistan. He was flown home to a Czech hospital almost immediately but died from his injuries Sunday.

More than 7,000 Czech soldiers have served in Afghanistan in the past decade. Five have been killed.

On Monday, NATO said one of its service members was killed in southern Afghanistan. The coalition said it was investigating the circumstances of the soldier's death and gave no other details.