Soldier shot in chest in Afghan attack to undergo further surgery

A Slovak soldier who suffered serious injuries after being shot in the chest in a recent attack at the Kandahar military base in Afghanistan is to undergo further surgery, Slovak Armed Forces spokesperson Milan Vanga told the TASR newswire on Thursday, July 18.

A Slovak soldier who suffered serious injuries after being shot in the chest in a recent attack at the Kandahar military base in Afghanistan is to undergo further surgery, Slovak Armed Forces spokesperson Milan Vanga told the TASR newswire on Thursday, July 18.

"The soldier with the gunshot wound should undergo another two neurological operations. His condition is stable, without any complications," said the spokesman. He revealed that the condition of the other seriously injured soldier, who was shot in the head, remains critical. Both soldiers are receiving treatment at a US military hospital in Landstuhl, Germany.

The two sustained injuries in an attack on July 9, when a member of the Afghan National Army (ANA) opened fire on the Slovak contingent from a guard tower. The incident claimed the life of Sergeant-Major Daniel Kavuliak. Four other Slovak soldiers suffered less severe injuries during the attack.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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