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.

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