Coffin with Croatian Soldier Killed in Afghanistan Arrives in Zagreb

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ZAGREB, July 26, 2019 – A coffin with the body of Josip Briški, the Croatian soldier killed in a terrorist attack in Kabul, Afghanistan on Wednesday, arrived at Zagreb’s airport aboard a NATO plane on Friday morning, where it was welcomed with the highest military and state honours.

The US plane left Bagram, Afghanistan during the night and was seen off by the commander of NATO’s Resolute Support mission, General Austin Scott Miller, whereby the highest honour was shown Briški, the Croatian Defence Ministry said.

Present at Zagreb’s Franjo Tuđman Airport were Briški’s family, President and Armed Forces Supreme Commander Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, Prime Minister Andrej Plenković, Defence Minister Damir Krstičević, Armed Forces Chief-of-Staff General Mirko Šundov, other senior Defence Ministry and army officials, and representatives of the US, France, Germany, the Czech Republic and Albania.

Briški is expected to be buried on Saturday.

More news about the incident can be found in the Politics section.


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