Polish Base in Afghanistan Under Fire

Yesterday evening, two Polish soldiers stationed on the Forward Operating Base (FOB) Warrior in Afghanistan were injured when insurgents opened fire on the base. One soldier was injured critically. He was shot in the head and leg, and is now in serious but stable condition in a military hospital in Ghazni in central Afghanistan. The second soldier’s legs were hit with shrapnel, but he was not seriously wounded.

The attack occurred around 7:40 pm local time, but so far not much is known on the attackers or the motivation behind the attack.

The Warrior base is one of four Polish bases in that area of Afghanistan, where 2,000 Polish soldiers are currently stationed. This is the second incident involving Polish troops in the past few days, as on Saturday a bomb exploded under a Polish Rosomak transport, followed by an attack on the vehicle. One soldier was injured at the time but is in stable condition.

Polish troops are part of the greater coalition of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) stationed in Afghanistan. In recent weeks, there have been more and more attacks on international forces in the country.

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