Australian soldier killed in Afghanistan

Australian soldier killed in Afghanistan

An Australian solider serving with the special operations task group has been killed during a partnered mission in southern Afghanistan overnight.

Defence Force Chief, General David Hurley, says the 24 year old was killed instantly when an improvised explosive device exploded while clearing an insurgent compound.

The soldier’s family has been informed and has asked for no personal details or details of his service be released.

The defence force is currently providing them with support.

General Hurley says the mission in Uruzgan is still underway, so he can not reveal any details of the operation at this time.

The latest death takes the Australian death toll in Afghanistan to 39.

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