Two Spanish NATO troops killed in Kosovo

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17 October 2007, MADRID - (AFP) - Two Spanish members of the NATO-led mission in Kosovo were killed when their vehicle overturned and crashed into a petrol station, Spain's defence ministry said Wednesday.

17 October 2007

MADRID - (AFP) - Two Spanish members of the NATO-led mission in Kosovo were killed when their vehicle overturned and crashed into a petrol station, Spain's defence ministry said Wednesday.

The cause of the incident late Tuesday had "yet to be determined," the ministry said in a statement.

The vehicle reached a crossroads near the soldiers' base when it flipped over and skidded into the petrol station.

Two soldiers, Francisco Javier Roldan Naranjo, 34, and Antonio Jesus Bonilla Rios, 24, were killed and two others slightly injured, the statement said.

Spain has around 550 troops in the 16,000-strong NATO-led multinational peacekeeping force in Kosovo (KFOR).

Kosovo is a Serbian province but has been run by a UN mission since NATO forced Belgrade-backed troops to withdraw in 1999.

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