Australian troops injured in militants attack in Afghanistan
By Sajad - Tue Jan 22 2013, 3:09 pm
The soldiers from the Special Operations Task Group, which includes the SAS regiment and the 2nd Commando regiment, were on an operation in southern Uruzgan province on Saturday.
According to a statement released by Australian Defense officials, the soldiers were fired upon by insurgents. One soldier suffered a bullet wound to the lower leg.
The source further added, during a later firefight, another soldier was shot in the hand. They were treated at the site, then evacuated by helicopter to the main base at Tarin Kowt. Both are in a satisfactory condition.
The statement also added that the soldiers were in a “satisfactory condition” and plans were being made for their return to Australia for specialised treatment.
Thirty-nine Australian soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan and 246 seriously wounded. The troops have largely withdrawn from the patrol to the base at Tarin Kowt.