Four Romanian soldiers wounded in Afghanistan. President Iohannis conveys message


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Four Romanian soldiers were wounded Saturday morning in Afghanistan after the insurgents detonated an improvised explosive device. The soldiers were in mission in Kandahar province and were further attacked with infantry weapons.

The attack took place Saturday morning in Kandahar Province when several MRAP vehicles (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles) operated by the Battalion 300 Defence Force “St. Andrei” were attacked with an improvised explosive device, followed by an attack with light infantry weapons, according to a press release issued by the Defence Ministry.

The four wounded soldiers were taken to the military hospital of Kandahar Air Base. All four are conscious and in stable condition.

Two of them have fractures of the lower limbs, one has a closed cranial trauma, and the fourth has a thoracic fracture.

The attack took place around 10:00h (Romanian time), the press release issued by the Ministry of Defence informs.

President Klaus Iohannis has conveyed a message on Saturday, following the attack in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, the head of state wishing the four wounded soldiers quick recovery and a lot of strength to go over these critical moments.

“My thoughts are today with the Romanian soldiers wounded during their mission in Afghanistan. I wish them a quick recovery and a great deal of strength to get through these critical moments. I also want to tell their families I stand by them and I assure them that their loved ones receive the best medical care. The Romanian soldiers are always professional and the dedication with which they operate in the theaters of operations contributes to the preservation of international peace and security,” the message conveyed by the head of state reads.

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