Australian soldier wounded in Afghanistan
14 June 2012
An Australian soldier from Mentoring Task Force-Four was wounded in an improvised explosive device (IED) incident in Uruzgan Province on 12 June 2012.
The incident occurred during a coalition supported patrol in the Charmestan Valley of Uruzgan province.
Acting Chief of Joint Operations Rear Admiral Steve Gilmore said an Australian Bushmaster protected mobility vehicle struck the IED.
“The Bushmaster activated an improvised explosive device concealed on the track,” Rear Admiral Gilmore said.
“Fortunately the soldier’s wounds were only superficial. He was provided first-aid on site and then evacuated by Blackhawk helicopter to a Role 2 medical facility at Multi National Base Tarin Kot.
“He is in a satisfactory condition and is expected to return to work duties soon.”
The wounded soldier has notified his family.
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