Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Bulgarians Injured In Afganisitan

With one of my Bulgarian friends over there serving it was a nervous look at the news to see whether he was one of the injured. Part of the job he always says to me when I ask if he is frightened of getting caught up in the action. He's only there for the money for an apartment to live in with his fiancée, let's hope he makes it and we get to attend his wedding and new home when he gets back.

Four Bulgarian soldiers were wounded in a rocket attack the militants carried out Sunday close to the foreign military base in southern Afghanistan, while the Bulgarian Defense Minister was visiting some of his country's troops stationed there.
Missiles launched with a timer mechanism landed at a NATO base in Kandahar, about 300 meters from where Defense Minister Nikolay Mladenov and his delegation have been accommodated.
Neither the minister nor the delegation members were hurt in the attack, reports said.
The minister, who visited the injured soldiers, did not say whether he would carry out the visits that were so far part of his program. It was his last foreign trip as Bulgaria's Defense Minister, before being officially appointed as new Foreign Minister Wednesday.
Five-hundred Bulgarian troops are serving in Afghanistan as part of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), of which 270 Bulgarian troops are based in the volatile Kandahar province.

Source: http://www.rttnews.com