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5 NATO soldiers injured in Kandahar blast

5 NATO soldiers injured in Kandahar blast

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May 24, 2019 - 20:49

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Five NATOinfo-icon soldiers hailing from Romania were injured in a blast in southern Kandahar province on Friday, a media report said.

The five soldiers on mission in Afghanistaninfo-icon were injured, at around 12:30hrs, EEST, as they were conducting a joint patrol mission with US soldiers in their area of responsibility, Romanian national news agency reported.

staff sergeant Marian Rusu, corporals class 2 Florin Anton and Florin-Alexandru Stefan, corporal class 3 Petrica Apetroaie and private Nicolae Petcu, according to a press statement released by the Romanian Defence Ministry (MApN).

According to the MApN, the injured soldiers are in a stable condition and are hospitalised at a ROL 3 facility at the Kandahar Air Base.

"At the level of the battalion, a panel was set up to investigate the circumstances of the event, led by the chief of staff of the unit".

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