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Suicide attack kills Croatian soldier in Afghanistan

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A Croatian soldier, who was wounded earlier on Wednesday in a suicide attack in Afghanistan has died, the Croatian Ministry of Defence announced.

The killed soldier, born in 1992, is the first Croatian victim in 16 years since Croatia joined NATO-led mission in Afghanistan.

The attack occurred in Kabul when a suicide bomber riding a motorcycle rammed into a vehicle carrying Croatian soldiers.

Two other Croatian soldiers were seriously injured, but are in stable condition.

Croatia has been engaged in Afghanistan since 2003 through the deployment of military police.

The country joined NATO in 2009.

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