Two Australian soldiers wounded in Afghanistan return to duty
16 October 2012
Two Australian Special Forces soldiers have returned to duty after they were wounded during partnered operations conducted by Afghan National Security Forces and the Special Operations Task Group in Kandahar province.
The first soldier was wounded when an all-terrain vehicle he was operating overturned during a mission in September 2012. His wounds were not considered life threatening.
The soldier was immediately treated at the scene before being aeromedically evacuated to the Role 3 Medical Facility at Kandahar Airfield, where he was assessed as being in a satisfactory condition.
The second soldier sustained a minor fragmentation wound to his right knee during a mission in early October and was immediately treated by medically-trained personnel at the incident site.
The soldier remained at the incident site with the force elements until the mission was complete.
The force elements were extracted back to Multi-National Base Tarin Kot at the conclusion of the mission and the soldier received further treatment at a Role 2 medical facility.
Both soldiers contacted their families and have since returned to full duties.
For operational security reasons, no information was released at the time of the incidents.
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