Dutch soldiers injured in Uruzgan
19 January 2007, AMSTERDAM – Five Dutch soldiers were injured in the Afghan province of Uruzgan on Friday afternoon.
19 January 2007
AMSTERDAM – Five Dutch soldiers were injured in the Afghan province of Uruzgan on Friday afternoon.
The soldiers' heads were visible above the roof of their armoured vehicle when a car filled with explosives rammed their vehicle.
The soldiers were taken by helicopter to the hospital at Kamp Holland near Tarin Kowt.
Four of the wounded troops will be flown home to the Netherlands this weekend.
Two soldiers suffered serious facial injuries.
The families of all victims have been informed.
A gunbattle erupted after the explosion. The Dutch troops were given support from an Apache helicopter.
The attack took place in Baluchi-pas.
[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]
Subject: Dutch news