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September 30, 2022
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Three Romanian troops injured in Afghanistan car bomb

Three Romanian troops taking part in Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan sustained minor injuries at around 10 a.m. on Sunday, following a car bomb, the National Defence Ministry announced in a release.

The military were carrying out a patrolling mission in the area they are tasked with, nearly eight kilometres north of Kandahar military base.

The troops were given first aid on site and then were carried to the hospital of Kandahar military base, where they are now in a stable condition, not facing any danger.

The three are part of the 811th Infantry Force Protection Battalion dubbed the Transylvanian Dragons and they are: Lieutenant Adrian Ciprian Iriciuc, Corporal 3rd class Sergiu Andrei Lineschi – both of them on their second mission in Afghanistan – and Corporal 3rd class Ion Ichim, on his first mission in an operation theatre.

“The National Defence Ministry management is carefully watching the evolution of the state of health of the injured”, the release said.

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