4 Dec. 2008
PR# 2008-682

Afghan boy, wounded in mine explosion, assisted by ISAF

A KABUL, Afghanistan - A young boy was evacuated to an ISAF medical facility at Camp Warehouse yesterday after having received serious injuries from stepping on a mine.

Accompanied by his father, the boy was evacuated to the medical facility by a French military helicopter. Afterwards he was transferred to a civilian facility in Kabul.

“Since August 2008, the French military hospital at Camp Warehouse has treated more than 60 Afghan civilians for such injuries,” said Lieutenant Colonel Jerome Salle, a French military spokesperson.

“Citizens must remain conscious of the danger uncharted mined areas pose to them,” he added.

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