Dec. 21 - President Komorowski calls for Afghan political settlement after roadside bomb kills five Polish soldiers. Lily Grimes reports.
One of five Polish soldiers killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan is carried away by his colleagues. This is Poland's largest loss of life in a single incident since it joined the NATO-led coalition almost a decade ago. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the blast that shattered the windows in nearby houses. Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski is on a state visit to China to boost bilateral trade. He expressed his condolences to the families of the soldiers killed and said NATO needs to find political rather than military solutions. Komorowski went as far as to say a purely military approach is not effective and called for an end the mission in Afghanistan by 2014. Lily Grimes, Reuters