20th Dutch soldier killed in Afghanistan

A 26-year-old commando has become the 20th Dutch soldier to die in Afghanistan since the Dutch mission began in 2006.

Corporal Keven van der Rijdt was killed in a gun battle with suspected Taliban fighters. A number of them were also killed, the defence ministry said.
Van der Rijdt is the first member of the elite commando corps to be killed in Afghanistan.

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