published: 07.09.2012, 16:55 | updated: 07.09.2012 16:59:51
Prague/Kabul - A Czech soldier was seriously injured in a rocket attack on the Shank base in Logar, Afghanistan, this afternoon, general staff spokeswoman Jana Ruzickova has told CTK.
The member of the Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) was transported to Czech doctors working in the military hospital in Kabul, Ruzickova said.
"The rocket fell to the PRT compound. Due to the explosion, the Czech soldier suffered serious wounds by shells after the rocket fell," Ruzickova said, adding that first aid had been provided to the corporal, aged 26.
He was subsequently moved to the KAIA base near Kabul in whose military hospital Czech doctors work.
The unit deployed in Logar is the last Czech Republic's PRT in Afghanistan.
After its pullout, a logistics group will transfer its materiel back home.
Like other coalition forces, the Czech military is gradually withdrawing from Afghanistan.
According to a NATO spokesman, Afghanistan is undergoing the regular fighting period.
On September 1, a suicide attack on the base in the Wardak province forced Prime Minister Petr Necas to change the route of his visit to the country.
The explosion killed at least 12 Afghans and destroyed military equipment, including Czech one.
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