February 20th, 2012
04:48 AM ET

Italian soldiers die in western Afghanistan

Three Italian soldiers died in western Afghanistan on Monday after their vehicle fell into a ditch, police said.

A convoy of Italian forces and USAID workers were on their way to survey a dam in the Shindand district of western Herat province, when they slid off the road in wet conditions, said Abdul Rauf Ahmadi, a police spokesman.

USAID is a government agency providing U.S. economic and humanitarian assistance.

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  1. Andreas Moser

    Stuff happens.

    February 20, 2012 at 6:30 am | Report abuse |
  2. PEDO-BEAR

    Damn you Koopa!
    Guess their princess was in another castle.

    February 20, 2012 at 7:41 am | Report abuse |
  3. Medium Tedium

    While I'm sympathetic to the families, I am wondering why this is top news...they had a traffic accident, and it wasn't a war-related attack.

    February 20, 2012 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |