Australia loses 3 more troops in Afganistan

Australia loses 3 more troops in Afganistan

The Australian Defence Force has confirmed 3 ADF personnel have been killed in Afghanistan.

The Acting Defence Force Chief will make a statement later today, once the next of kin have been notified.

Prime Minister Julia Gillard has cancelled talks in the Pacific Islands, to be briefed on the issue and is expected to speak later today, as well.

The announcement comes after confirmation 3 Western troops have been killed in a ‘green on blue’ attack in Afghanistan’s Uruzgan province, where 1500 Australian troops are currently deployed.

This brings the death toll to 36 Australian troops, who have been killed since the war in Afghanistan began in 2002.

About author

Amy Whittaker
Amy Whittaker 1402 posts

Amy joined the NRN team in August 2011, before graduating from a B of Arts (Communication-Journalism)/B of Sports Studies from Charles Sturt University in December 2011.

View all posts by this author →

You might also like

Greste denied bail

Australian Journalist Peter Greste and his two colleagues have been refused bail in Egypt overnight.


Harper review recommends wide ranging changes to consumer law

A wide ranging review into Australian Consumer Law has been released today.


Kathy Jackson ordered to repay HSU $1.4 million

The Federal Court has ordered former Health Services Union boss Kathy Jackson to pay more than $1.3 million in compensation, for misappropriating union funds. The union had sued Ms Jackson

National 0 Comments

Authorities investigating plane crash in QLD

Authorities in Queensland are are still confirming how many people have been killed in a plane crash on the state’s Fraser Coast.


No Comments Yet!

You can be first to comment this post!