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.