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PublishDate: Thursday, July 12, 2012 12:41

Two Australian soldiers injured in Uruzgan province

The two soldiers were patrolling in a Bushmaster in the Deh Rawud area in the province of Oruzgan.

Two Australian soldiers were wounded in southern Afghanistan when a roadside bomb exploded against a Bushmaster vehicle, authorities say.

The two soldiers were patrolling in a Bushmaster in the Deh Rawud area in the province of Oruzgan, where Australia’s 3rd Battalion has recently taken over combat operations from the 8th/9th Battalion.

Joint operations chief Lieutenant General Ash Power says other soldiers reacted promptly and professionally by providing the best quality care to their wounded mates.

The wounded soldiers were given immediate first aid before being evacuated by helicopter to the Tarin Kowt base facility.

The Defence Force says 17 ADF members have been wounded in Afghanistan this year.

Earlier this month, SAS veteran Sergeant Blaine Diddams died after he was shot during a mission in Uruzgan’s Chora Valley.

He was the 33rd Australian soldier to be killed in Afghanistan. (AOP)

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