Special forces soldier wounded in Helmand province
20 April 2013
An Australian soldier was wounded during an operation conducted by Afghan National Security Forces and supported by the Special Operations Task Group in Helmand province on Thursday 18 April.
The Special Operations Task Group soldier sustained a minor fragmentation wound to the arm as a result of a ricochet from a small arms round.
The soldier was immediately treated by medically-trained personnel at the incident site and later returned to Multi-National Base – Tarin Kot.
The soldier received further medical treatment at the coalition medical facility in Tarin Kot and was cleared to return to full duties.
Defence will release no further details of this incident.
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