Aussie soldiers wounded in Afghanistan

Last updated 22:18 22/01/2013

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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.

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