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    Albanian soldier who was injured at Adazi training ground, dies in hospital

    RIGA, May 11 (LETA) – On Friday, Major Klodian Tanushi from the Albanian armed forces who sustained severe injuries in a deadly blast at Adazi military training ground on May 6, died in hospital, LETA learned from the Defense Ministry.

    Defense Minister Artis Pabriks extends the deepest condolences to the troop’s relatives and friends, his fellow troops and the whole Albanian nation. “I would like to thank the medics and staff of the Intensive Therapy Clinic who did everything possible to fight for the soldier’s life. Latvia is grateful to Albania for its contribution in NATO enhanced presence battle group in Latvia,” said Pabriks.

    Latvia’s Chief of Defense Leonids Kalnins also conveys deepest sympathies to the relatives and fellow troops of the deceased soldier, the Albanian armed forces and the Albanian nation. “At this hard time we are together with our allies,” said Kalnins.

    As reported, Sergeant Zarife Hasanaj was killed and the Albanian Contingent Commander, Major Klodian Tanushi and Sergeant Julian Kapaj injured in a blast at the Adazi military training grounds on Monday.

    An internal investigation has been launched into the accident and all exercises at the Adazi training grounds have been suspended until the causes of the blast are established.

    Latvian Chief of Defense, Lieutenant General Leonids Kalnins said that the Albanian soldiers were involved in disposing of unexploded ordnance in Latvia and that the explosion happened as they were preparing a territory for an exercise.

    There is a contingent of about 20 Albanian unexploded ordnance engineers serving with the Canada-led NATO battle group in Latvia.

    • Published: 11.05.2019 07:53
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