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Soldier Wounded in Afghanistan

Source: Photo: Postimees/Scanpix

An Estonian soldier was seriously wounded in an explosion in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday.

Yesterday morning, insurgents attacked an Estonian infantry squad that was patrolling near Nad-e-Ali in Helmand Province. One soldier was struck by an improvised explosive device.

After first aid was given by the unit's paramedic and corpsman, the wounded soldier was transported to Camp Bastion, where the soldier under went surgery in an outdoor hospital.

The infantry unit Estcoy-13 began serving in Afghanistan in November. The Estonian military has participated in the NATO mission there since 2003. The Defense Forces did not reveal the name of the soldier or give further details on the injury.


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