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Slovak serviceman awarded for saving comrades in Afghanistan
19 Jun 2014 Flash News
Pyrotechnist Miroslav Staník who was in the Slovak unit targeted by a rogue Afghan security staffer in Kandahar in July 2013 was awarded the Military Deed of the Year on June 18 by Defence Minister Martin Glváč.
During the shooting at the Kandahar base, Staník took two severely wounded Slovak servicemen to a safe place, thereby helping them survive. The attack which claimed the life of Slovak Sergeant-Major Daniel Kavuliak, was committed by a member of the Afghan National Army (ANA) identified as Lambar Khan at the military air base in Kandahar on July 9. The two seriously-injured soldiers were then transported on board a specially-equipped aircraft to the US military hospital in Landstuhl, Germany.
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