Two Spanish civil guards killed in Afghanistan

19:13, August 25, 2010      

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Two Spanish civil guards and their Afghan interpreter were shot dead by an Afghan policeman with suspected links to the Taliban as they were giving a training course in the Afghan province of Badghis on Wednesday morning.

Spanish Interior Minister Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba said the priority was to bring the bodies of the killed home as soon as possible.

Spain currently has some 1,500 troops serving in NATO's International Security Assistance Force. The death of two civil guards brings the total of Spanish military personnel killed in Afghanistan up to 92 since their mission began in 2002.

"Experience tells me that what families want in moments such as this is to have the body of their loved ones close to them and so our main priority is for them to return to Spain as quickly as possible," Rubalcaba said.

Source:Xinhua

(Editor:黄蓓蓓)

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