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U.S. Ambassador to Romania Hans Klemm praises Romanian troops in Afghanistan: My sincere sympathy to the soldiers injured on Sunday, wish them speedy recovery

U.S. Ambassador to Romania Hans Klemm (L) expresses his sadness about the Romanian soldiers who were injured in the attack involving an improvised explosive device during a mission in Afghanistan on Sunday. “On behalf of the government of the United States, I want to express my sincere sympathy to the soldiers, their families, friends, and fellow soldiers and to wish them a speedy recovery,” Klemm told in a statement on Tuesday.

“They performed their mission courageously and the Romanian soldiers fulfill a vital role in NATO’s mission to oppose tyranny and extremism in Afghanistan. The United States is proud to have Romania as one of its closest allies in Afghanistan. We owe a debt of gratitude to these young men and the valiant men and women of the Romanian Army for their courage and self-sacrifice,” the statement shows.

The three military are part of the 811th Infantry Force Protection Battalion dubbed the Transylvanian Dragons and they sustained injuries while on a patrolling mission at around 10 a.m. on Sunday, following a car bomb near Kandahar military base.

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