Six RIR injured in Taliban attack

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Get well soon lads,
Spike

Six Royal Irish Regiment soldiers have been injured in an attack by the Taleban in Afghanistan.

An Army spokesperson said the soldiers were in Helmand province at the time of the attack.

The extent of their injuries has not been released, but all the injured men's families have been informed.

The news comes after it was revealed another member of the regiment lost a leg during an attack in the same area earlier this month.
BBC.CO.UK/NI News



Sunday 20 July 2008 17:20

Young RIR soldier loses leg in Taliban bomb attack

A Royal Irish soldier who`s from Northern Ireland has lost a leg in a bomb attack in Afghanistan.

Ranger Andy Allen, who is 19, was caught in a deadly Taliban booby trap in Musa Qal’eh several days ago.

The attack was confirmed today to our reporter Ivan Little in Helmand Province, after the teenager’s family were informed.

The young soldier’s life was saved by the quick action of his colleagues and the expertise of medics in Afghanistan.
U.TV News
 
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Thoughts go out to those injured and the families awaiting news.


Quote: The young soldier’s life was saved by the quick action of his colleagues and the expertise of medics in Afghanistan.

Well done to his comrades and the medical team involved.
 

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