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Afghanistan: Soldiers Recovering

  • May 28th, 2011
  • Posted by EUEditor

afghanistan-australia-flag8.jpgFive Australian soldiers wounded in Afghanistan last week are reported to be making a steady recovery.

A sixth man, Sergeant Brett Wood, killed in action last Monday (23.5.11), is expected to be returned to Australia during the coming week, after a ceremony put on by soldiers at the Tarin Kot base.

See EUAustralia Online, “Australian death in Afghanistan”, 24.5.11.

Defence authorities said on Friday there had been a significant improvement in the condition of  two soldiers seriously injured by the improvised explosive device (IED) that killed Sgt. Wood.

They were being transferred from the allied hospital in Kandahar back to Tarin Kot.

The three other soldiers wounded in a separate small arms fire incident were already being managed as out-patients in Tarin Kot.

Reference

Defence Department – Australia, Canberra, “Update on 23rd May Special Forces incident in Middle East”, MECC 211/11, 27.5.11.

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