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Wounded Soldier at Swedish Hospital

Published fredag 13 november 2009 kl 08.59
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The ambulance with the wounded soldier arrives at Uppsala University Hospital
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Swedish soliders in Afghanistan told a minute of silence for the Afghan interpreter who was killed in the attack

Updated 2:21 PM

One of the two Swedish soldiers seriously wounded in Afghanistan earlier this week has arrived back in this country for treatment. His plane landed Friday and he has been taken to Uppsala University Hospital.

Another plane is on its way to Afghanistan and may bring home the Swedish soldier who was worst injured when their light armoured vehicle drove over a homemade bomb. However, the Swedish military says it is still uncertain whether his injuries permit transport home.

An Afghan interpreter was killed in the attack, and 3 other Swedes were slightly hurt.

According to reports the reason the evacuation of the wounded Swedes was delayed was because the German military helicopters that should have picked them up came under fire, and the wounded had to wait for American helicopters to retrieve them. It was during this two hour wait that the Afghan interpreter died.

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