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Afghan Man Injured During Engagement With Enemy

Afghan Man Injured During Engagement With Enemy Forces, ADF Provides Medical Treatment

During an engagement between Afghan and Australian forces and insurgents yesterday morning (9 Nov 09), an Afghan man received a gunshot wound to his lower left leg.

Immediate first aid was applied by Australian forces before the man was aero-medically evacuated to the Dutch military hospital at Tarin Kowt, where he received surgery on the leg wound. The man is now in a stable condition and will be released from hospital today. He is expected to make a full recovery.

At this stage, it is not possible to determine whether the injury was a result of insurgent or coalition gunfire

Due to ongoing operations, Defence cannot provide additional details relating to the nature of the armed engagement.

Defence has commenced an internal review of the incident.

In accordance with Defence policy, once this review is complete additional information will be provided.

ENDS

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