Yesterday evening 20 year old soldier Wesley Schol and 22 year old corporal Aldert Poortema died in a fire-exchange in Afghanistan. A third serviceman was severely wounded at lost both his legs and is said to have sustained permanent injuries. These are fatalities 13 and 14 of the Dutch deployment in Afghanistan, more background in the links.

Added: Shit, it was a friendly fire incident.

Earlier on the nest: The boys in Afghanistan, The boys in Afghanistan – part 2, The boys in Afghanistan – part 3