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Australian soldier wounded in Afghanistan

Australian soldier wounded in Afghanistan

An Australian Special Forces soldier was slightly wounded in Afghanistan on the 26th of July.

The soldier, who cannot be named, received immediate first aid before being moved back to his base for further medical treatment.

Commander of Australian operations in the Middle East, Major General John Cantwell says the soldier is now back on duty after a brief period of rest.

“The soldier is in good spirits and has now returned to duty,” Major General Cantwell said.

The wounded soldier has contacted his family.

Due to the nature of Special Forces operations, no further information will be provided.

This casualty brings the number of Australians wounded this year to 45. To date, 145 Australians have been wounded since Operation SLIPPER began.
For more information on the Australian Defence Forces operation in Afghanistan go to http://www.defence.gov.au/op/afghanistan/index.htm


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