2 Italian soldiers missing in Afghanistan, Defense Ministry says

September 23, 2007 13:18

Italy's Defense Ministry said Sunday that two Italian military personnel were missing in Afghanistan, and police in the country's west said they were searching for the pair. The Defense Ministry said that contact had not been established with the two for several hours, that their families had been notified and that an investigation was under way. The two Italians, their driver and a translator drove through a police checkpoint in the Shindand district of Herat province on Saturday, and they have not had any contact with anyone since, said Gen. Ali Khan Hassanzada, chief of police criminal investigations in western Afghanistan

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