Aussie soldiers wounded in Afghanistan

Last updated 22:18 22/01/2013

Relevant offers

Australia

Tori Johnson's final texts released in Lindt cafe siege inquest Australian couple on Everest at same time fellow Australian died Australia's deputy PM hits back at Johnny Depp saying he's 'pulling strings' in Depp's head Australian geneticist discovers secret population of Tasmanian Devils Crews working to recover Australian climber's body from Everest Breakthrough in Australian murder cases as Attorney-General pushes for retrial Bali massage therapist charged with sexually assaulting Australian boy Pharmacist drugged colleague 23 times for rebuffing his sexual advances Police raid Australian chicken business after fatal accident One dead, six injured in horror smash on Melbourne freeway

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