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Australian Civilian Injured In Afghan Suicide Attack

RTT  Global Financial News  March 27, 2012

An Australian civilian has been injured in an apparent suicide bomb attack in Afghanistan’s Uruzgan province, Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr said on Tuesday.

Carr said the injured man was “an AusAID adviser deployed through the Australian Civilian Corps.” He added that the civilian “was working in Uruzgan with local communities on development activities” when he was injured in the bomb attack.

According to Carr, the injured man was in a serious but stable condition following the attack. No other Australians were injured in the attack. Carr said the injured was currently receiving medical treatment in Kandahar, and added that his “next of kin have been advised and are receiving support from the Australian government.”

Meanwhile, Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard said the incident was “incredibly bad news” for the injured man’s family. She said he was “involved in work outside the wire,” implying that his work was being carried out outside the Australian base at Tarin Kowt.

Neither Carr nor Gillard identified the injured man by name, citing a request made by his family for privacy. Nevertheless, they said further details would be announced when received.

 

March 27, 2012 - Posted by | Afghanistan, Contractor Casualties, Safety and Security Issues | , , ,

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