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Another Finnish Peacekeeper Wounded in Afghanistan

One Finnish peacekeeper in Afghanistan was wounded slightly in a grenade attack on a patrol on Sunday. The incident took place some 40 kilometres west of Mazar-e-Sharif.

According to the Finnish Defence forces, the wounded man was transported by helicopter to a German field hospital at Mazar-e-Sharif where shrapnel was removed.



The peacekeeper is in a stable condition and will not be returned home to Finland.



Sunday’s incident comes after an attack on Friday in which two Finnish peacekeepers were wounded, one of whom has since been transported home to Finland.



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