The soldiers came under attack around 2.30 PM CET when parts of the Swedish infantry took part in a planned operation near Mazar-i –Sharif. The Swedish military has not yet disclosed any detailed information regarding the attack.
Recently the number of attacks against Swedish forces has increased in the area. On Saturday there were two skirmishes during which one soldier suffered an eye injury. Last Thursday the Swedes came under fire, which resulted in two injured Swedish soldiers and three of the attackers killed.