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Australian Soldier Wounded By IED

Australian Soldier Wounded By Improvised Explosive Device

An Australian soldier is in a stable condition after receiving wounds when an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) detonated during operations in southern Afghanistan.

The soldier with the 2nd Mentoring and Reconstruction Task Force (MRTF-2) was part of a joint Australian and Afghan National Army (ANA) patrol, when they were targeted in an IED attack, north of Tarin Kowt in Oruzgan Province on the 10th of November.

Receiving minor shrapnel wounds to the leg, the soldier was administered immediate first aid before being transferred by Aero Medical Evacuation to the ISAF medical facility at Tarin Kowt for treatment.

The soldier’s wounds are not considered to be life threatening and his family have been notified.

This incident highlights the ongoing danger faced by all Australian personnel in Afghanistan.

No more information is available at this stage.


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