Aussie soldiers wounded in Afghanistan

Last updated 22:18 22/01/2013

Relevant offers

World

Ferry toll soars to 58 as divers gain entry Faithful flock to St Peter's Square Russian state TV says five killed in east Ukraine clash Iran converts 200kgs of uranium New militant group claims responsibility blast in Cairo When Prince George met Bilby George Mediator hopes to defuse Ukraine crisis NZ Anglicans deny huge Fiji land sale Pope baptises faithful at Easter vigil Firefighting, China-style

Three Australian Special Forces soldiers have been wounded during a firefight with insurgents in Afghanistan.

The soldiers were trying to disrupt insurgent networks during a Special Operations Task Group operation in Uruzgan when they came under fire last Saturday.

One soldier suffered a gunshot wound to the hand, while another took a bullet to the lower leg.

They were treated on the spot before being evacuated separately to a medical facility at Tarin Kowt base.

Defence says the soldiers are in a "satisfactory condition" and plans are being made for their return to Australia for specialised treatment.

The third soldier also wounded during the operation was treated at the scene and made a full recovery.

Ad Feedback

- AAP

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content