22 Aug 2011

29th Australian soldier dies in Afghanistan

9:04 pm on 22 August 2011

An Australian soldier serving in Afghanistan was killed in action on Monday.

The solider, from the Townsville-based 2nd Battalion RAR, was wounded by an improvised explosive device and died shortly after arriving at the Tarin Kot medical centre, the ABC reports.

Twenty-nine Australian soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan since the start of the war.