Four Romanian troops acting within the mission “Resolute Support” in Afghanistan were injured on Thursday morning in a car bomb explosion, digi24.ro reports.
The soldiers were conducting a land patrol mission, approximately eight kilometres southeast of Kandahar military base, the Ministry of National Defence (MoD) informs.
Following the attack, the soldiers were given first aid at the scene and were transported to the hospital in Kandahar, where they are hospitalized in stable condition.
“Four Romanian servicemen on a mission in the Kandahar airport area were caught in a car bomb attack. Following this attack the four military were injured. Of course, there are rather superficial injuries. They are already in a military hospital and their situation is stable. Depending on their medical assessment which is currently undergoing, we shall decide whether we repatriate them or whether they continue their mission,” Defence Minister Mircea Dusa said.
President Klaus Iohannis sent on Thursday a message ensuring the families that the wounded “will receive the best care,” adding he stands by them in times of challenge and wishes them a fast recovery.
“My thoughts go to the wounded soldiers in Afghanistan. I stand by them in these difficult times and wish them a speedy recovery. I assure their families the soldiers will receive the best medical care,” President Iohannis said through a press release from the Presidential Administration.
PM Victor Ponta said later in the day: “I got the information, which is hopefully confirmed, from DefMin Dusa: that of the four Romanian servicemen who were wounded in Afghanistan this morning, two have already left the hospital, which means that they are in very good condition. The other two were kept in hospital just for monitoring. Thank God it wasn’t worse and there were no casualties.”