Australian Special Forces soldier wounded in Afghanistan
18 July 2013
An Australian Special Forces soldier received non-life threatening wounds during an operation in Afghanistan last week.
The soldier's wounds were not a result of insurgent activity.
Chief of Joint Operations, Lieutenant General Ash Power said the soldier sustained fractures and concussion.
“The wounded soldier was evacuated and received medical care in an ISAF medical facility; he has subsequently been transported to Germany for further treatment,” Lieutenant General Power said.
“The soldier is in a stable condition and receiving the best possible care.”
The wounded soldier’s family has been notified.
Defence will not release the wounded soldier's personal details and further details of the mission will not be released for operational security reasons.
Eleven ADF personnel have been wounded in Afghanistan in 2013.
Defence Media Operations (02) 6127 1999