"Uruzgan tragedy involved equipment shortage"

15th January 2008, Comments 0 comments

The military union ACOM says that a lack of radio equipment probably played a role in the death of two Dutch soldiers last weekend.

15 January 2008

AMSTERDAM – The military union ACOM says that a lack of radio equipment probably played a role in the death of two Dutch soldiers in the Afghan province of Uruzgan last weekend, the NOS reports.

Union chairman Jan Kleian said on Tuesday that he had warned some time ago that soldiers were complaining about a shortage of headsets used for communication with colleagues. Broken equipment has reportedly not been replaced over the past months, Kleian said.

The Defence department said in a reaction that Kleian's comments are "unethical" and "premature."

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