A soldier wounded in Afghanistan is stabilised

If possible, the soldier will be transported to the military hospital in Ružomberok.

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The condition of a member of Slovakia’s 5th Special Operations Regiment, who was injured on March 24 during training held as part of the Resolute Support operation in Afghanistan, has stabilised.

As soon as his condition allows it, the soldier will be transported to Slovakia and his treatment will continue at the Central Military Hospital in Ružomberok, the SITA newswire reported.

The soldier will not be substituted in the mission as the following rotation is scheduled for June, said Slovak Defence Ministry spokesperson Danka Capáková.

The soldier is a member of the 5th Special Operations Regiment based in Žilina. He was injured during a training session while shooting handguns, after a shard hit his stomach. He underwent surgery in Kabul on March 25, performed by the Slovak-Czech medical team, SITA reported.

Currently, more than 40 Slovak soldiers serve in the Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan. Except for the members of the 5th Special Operations Regiment, there are also medics, specialists in communication and information systems, and other soldiers who help with the training of the local soldiers.

The main objective of the mission is the support, counselling and training of Afghan security forces, SITA wrote.

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