Czech soldiers relieve colleagues in Afghanistan

04-08-2008

A Czech army contingent has left for Afghanistan where it will replace Czech troops who have ended their mission in the province of Logar, serving on a provincial reconstruction team. The change of guard will take place in several stages. Two hundred Czech soldiers and civilians will spend six months supporting the central government and Afghan security services in the province of Logar, as well as working on humanitarian projects and reconstruction. Two Czech soldiers died in a suicide bombing in Logar earlier this year.