TBILISI: Atleast four Georgian soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan, the defence ministry said on Friday, in the biggest loss for the ex-Soviet republic’s military since it deployed in the war-torn country. It was unclear whether the Georgians were among six international soldiers that NATO announced Thursday had been killed in Taliban attacks.
The ministry said in a statement that the four soldiers were killed by an explosive device and that Georgia was working to bring their bodies home as soon as possible. The statement offered condolences to the soldiers’ families but provided no other details of the circumstances of their deaths. About 1,000 Georgian soldiers are deployed in Afghanistan, mainly in Helmand province alongside US Marines.-SANA