Three Polish soldiers wounded in Afghanistan
PR dla Zagranicy
Three Polish soldiers were injured on Saturday morning after coming under attack in the province of Ghazni, eastern Afghanistan.
Polish soldiers in Afghanistan: photo - PKW
The incident took place while the soldiers were on a routine patrol in the south western part of the province.
The ministry states that unidentified “rebels” opened fire on the soldiers, and the Poles then sought to defend themselves.
However, the three men were evacuated from the scene by helicopter, and taken to a hospital in the city of Ghazni, where they are being treated by Polish doctors.
The soldiers are due to be transported to a hospital within the US military base at Bagram, in the Parwan province.
The families of the injured have been informed of the situation.
Polish forces have been stationed in Afghanistan since 2002, just months after the Taliban regime was compelled to abandon the capital, Kabul, in November 2001, under heavy attack from American forces.
To date, there have been 37 Polish casualties, including one medic.
Poland is due to cease combat operations by the end of 2013, continuing only in a training capacity until the end of that year, when the Polish contingent is timetabled to leave Afghanistan. (nh)