COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Three Danish soldiers were killed Wednesday when a mine exploded as their armoured vehicle was travelling on a main road in Helmand province in south-west Afghanistan, Danish authorities said.
The three soldiers were travelling in the lead vehicle of the convoy, the Danish Army Central Command said in a statement.
The three were airlifted to a field hospital at the British Camp Bastion where they were pronounced dead on arrival.
The office of Danish Prime Minister Lars Rasmussen said a mine caused the deaths.
Denmark has about 700 combat troops in Afghanistan. A total of 23 have now died there.
Reporting by Peter Levring; Editing by Charles Dick