ISAF soldier dies of non-battle injury ISAF News Release #2008-217 ISAF doctors successfully operate on Afghan girl
29 May 2008

PR# 2008-217

ISAF doctors successfully
operate on Afghan girl

KABUL, Afghanistan – French ISAF doctors of Regional Command Capital successfully operated on a six-year-old Afghan girl who suffered serious injuries as the result of a mine explosion on a road shoulder in the outskirts of Kabul.

The incident occurred along the Kabul-Jalalabad road while the girl was searching for scrap metal to sell. An ISAF patrol transported the girl to a hospital, where she underwent a five-hour surgical operation to save her life.

After four days in intensive care and a further month of hospitalization, she has been successfully rehabilitated, said the chief of surgery, Dr. Durand-Dastes.

“Considering her condition on arrival, we are happy with the results of the procedures. Since the beginning of the year we’ve already treated more than 20 similar cases.”

ISAF troops of Regional Command Capital are engaged throughout the region of Kabul in campaigns aimed at increasing the awareness about the dangers of mines and unexploded ordnance, a threat which directly concerns the local population and children in particular.

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