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Croatia says its 3 soldiers wounded in attack in Afghanistan

Posted at 2:56 AM, Jul 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-24 05:56:02-04

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatia’s defense ministry says three Croatian soldiers serving in Afghanistan have been injured in an apparent attack by a suicide bomber on their convoy.

Defense Minister Darmir Krsticevic told reporters Wednesday that one of the soldiers suffered serious injuries to the head and remains in life-threatening condition. The other two are out of danger.

Officials say the soldiers were in a convoy Wednesday morning near a military base on the outskirts of Kabul when the attacker slammed his motorcycle into one of the vehicles. It wasn’t immediately clear what happened to the attacker.

Krsticevic said the soldiers are aged between 27 and 32 and that “this was an isolated incident and all other Croatian soldiers are safe.”

There are 99 Croatian soldiers serving with the international mission in Afghanistan.