The unit was travelling in a vehicle convoy to the west of the Swedish base in Mazar-i- Sharif when they were fired upon. The attackers were using both small arms and recoilless rifles.
Only a week ago a Norwegian officer was killed in the area when a Taliban suicide bomber drove his car, loaded with explosives, into the Norwegian vehicle.
At present, Sweden has approximately 400 soldiers in Afghanistan, a number which is to increase to 500 within the year. (rm)