07 June 2010

Early media reports indicate 2 Aussie and 7 American soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan

(Tuesday, 8 June 2010 at 0927 AEST)

The Canberra Times is reporting here, and ABC News here, that two Australian and seven American soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan overnight.

Australian Defence Force will have a press conference this morning in Canberra at 1030 hours. Minister for Defence Materiel and Science Greg Combet and the Acting Chief of the Defence Force, Lieutenant General David Hurley, will provide details of the incident during the press conference. The next of kin of the Aussie soldiers have been notified.

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