Estonia's Defence Ministry says a soldier has died in southern Afghanistan after insurgents ambushed his unit.
The ministry says that Sgt. Herdis Sikka was killed Monday in an explosion while the unit was on a routine patrol in Helmand province.
The 20-year-old Sikka served as the driver of his unit's armoured personnel carrier.
Officials said Tuesday that no other soldiers were wounded in the attack.
The death brought the total of Estonian soldiers killed in Afghanistan to eight. The Baltic country has some 160 soldiers in Afghanistan as part of the NATO-led force.
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