Five Georgian Soldiers Injured in Terrorist Attack in Afghanistan

Five military servicemen of the Georgian contingent's rapid response unit were injured as a result of a terrorist attack at the US military base in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

There were also 30-minute clashes between the attackers and the armed forces, with the attackers trying to break into the base.

The Ministry of Defense reports that the Georgian citizens were slightly injured.

“The health of the 12th Battalion soldiers, corporals Gocha Muradashvili, Soso Kvinikadze and Roman Gununashvili, private Ilia Takadze and senior sergeant Davit Bakhurauli is stable and their hospitalization was not necessary. Despite the minor injuries, they continue to be engaged in terrorist cleansing and liquidation operations alongside the coalition forces.

The Defense Force Management Center is working in a state of emergency.

Georgian Defense Minister Irakli Gharibashvili and Head of the Defense Forces, Lieutenant General Vladimir Chachibaia are in the situation room and are watching the developments online. After the end of the operation, the Ministry of Defense will disseminate additional information," the Ministry said in a statement.

The 12th Battalion of the Georgian Armed Forces has been involved in the Resolute Support peacekeeping mission at the Bagram Air Base since November.

The Resolute Support mission currently consists of more than 16,000 troops from 39 NATO Allies and partners.

Georgia is the largest non-NATO contributor to the Resolute Support mission with 870 soldiers.

By Ana Dumbadze 

11 December 2019 11:59