Second Swedish Soldier Dies

A second swedish NATO peacekeeper has died from injuries sustained in an explosion in Afghanistan last month.

The 30 year old soldier was one of four Swedish soldiers injured in a blast while on patrol in Mazar-i-Sharif, in the north of Afghanistan on November 25.

Another soldier died from his injuries in the hours after the explosion. One has been released from hospital, while one remains in hospital.

The four were part of Sweden’s special elite forces and were working with a British provincial reconstruction team in the region.

Sweden currently has 100 troops in Afghanistan as part of NATO’s International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), though that number will soon rise to almost 400.