MApN press release: Romanian soldiers wounded in Afghanistan

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Soldiers Wounded in Afghanistan

Two soldiers from the 191st “Golden Lions” Force Protection Battalion were wounded in Afghanistan at around 19:32 Romanian time on Wednesday, 21 October, during a patrol mission in the area of responsibility following an attack with improvised explosive device.

The Romanian soldiers were travelling in a convoy of MRAP vehicles (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected / mine-resistant and protected vehicles against ambushes) in the Kandahar region. The explosive device was triggered when the last vehicle in the column passed. Sergeant Adrian Ioan Czifark and Second Class Corporal Joseph John Reman were injured in the explosion.

The soldiers of the patrol applied the standard procedures laid down by the rules of engagement, providing the area and acting urgently to provide first aid to the wounded soldiers and evacuating the entire crew of the vehicle affected by the explosion to the ROL-2 Military Hospital at Kandahar Air Base, where the two wounded servicemen, in stable condition, receive specialized medical treatment. The other three crew members shall be medically assessed in accordance with the standard requirements applicable in these situations.

The Minister of National Defence, Nicolae-Ionel Ciucă, and the Chief of the Defence Staff, Lieutenant General Daniel Petrescu, are in constant contact with the command of the 191st Force Protection Battalion and are monitoring the evolution of the health of the wounded soldiers.

The Soldiers were deployed to the theatre of operations in Afghanistan in August for a six-month mission.

MApN Press Office

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