A Romanian soldier was killed on Thursday in Afghanistan and two other were wounded after an armored transport vehicle crossed over an explosive device buried in the road.

Sergeant Aurel Marcu died, while lieutenant Nicolae Grigore and lead-soldier Alex Zafiu were wounded and hospitalized in Kandakhar, a Defense Ministry release informs.

31-year old Aurel Marcu was married and had a child. He became the seventh victim among the Romanian troops (three fatalities in Iraq and four in Afghanistan).