TALLINN - Estonia's military says one of its soldiers has died in southern Afghanistan after being injured while unloading equipment from a truck.
The military said today that 30-year-old Sgt. Maj Ivar Brok died in a military hospital in Kandahar overnight after a spare wheel of a heavy armoured vehicle rolled over him at the British Camp Bastion.
Brok is the third Estonian soldier to die in Afghanistan since the small Baltic country joined the NATO-led coalition in 2003.
In June 2007, two Estonian soldiers were killed in a missile attack in southern Afghanistan.
Estonia currently has around 130 soldiers serving alongside British troops in Helmand province.