Romania: soldier killed, 5 wounded in Afghanistan

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania says one of its servicemen has been killed and five troops wounded by a roadside bomb in southeastern Afghanistan.

The defense ministry said Claudiu Constantin Vulpoiu died early Sunday in the attack, which occurred on the Kabul-Kandahar highway outside Qalat, capital of Zabul province. The 41-year-old had served in six missions in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Romania has 1,029 troops serving in the NATO mission in Afghanistan; 23 have been killed.

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