Czech soldier severely injured in attack on army base

06-07-2011

A 32-year-old Czech soldier was severely injured in Afghanistan on Wednesday morning. He was shot during an attack on the Czech army base in the Vardak province. According to a spokeswoman of the army, the soldier immediately received first aid and was quickly transported to the nearest hospital. The man will be flown to the Czech Republic once he was been treated by a team of Czech surgeons in Kabul. The army base at Vardak has 54 members. To date, four Czech soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan, the most recent case happened in late May.