Two Dutch soldiers killed, one wounded in fighting in Afghanistan

Two Dutch soldiers were killed and one was wounded in separate incidents in Afghanistan, the Netherlands' Defense Ministry said early Sunday. The men who were killed, a 20-year old private and a 22-year old corporal, died during a fire-fight with "opposing militant forces," on Saturday at around 9 p.m. local time, the Ministry said. The fight took place around 5 kilometers northwest of Camp Hadrian, near Deh Rawod, said Gen. Dick Berlijn, the commander of Dutch forces in Afghanistan, in a statement. The soldiers' families have been informed, but their names have not yet been released, the ministry said. The injured man suffered wounds to both legs in a separate fight at around the same time, but is expected to survive, the ministry said. Two Afghan soldiers were killed later the same evening in more fighting, the ministry said.