Three Australian soldiers suffer minor wounds in Afghanistan
8 November 2012
Three Australian soldiers from the 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment Task Group received minor wounds when their Bushmaster struck an Improvised Explosive Device in Uruzgan province on the morning of 7 November 2012.
Acting Director General of Operations, Joint Operations Command, Captain Michael Spruce RAN, said the soldiers are all in a satisfactory condition after precautionary medical assessment.
“The soldiers received first aid at the scene of the incident, before being evacuated by helicopter to Tarin Kot. Two of the soldiers have since been released from the medical facility,” Captain Spruce said.
“The third soldier has been transferred to Kandahar Air Field to receive further treatment for the injuries he received.”
The soldiers were travelling inside the vehicle while conducting a move between bases in Uruzgan province at the time of the incident.
The soldiers have contacted their families to advise them of the incident.
Thirty-two Australian soldiers have been wounded in Afghanistan during the conduct of operations in 2012.