Full recovery for German soldiers wounded in Afghan attack
(dpa) - Two German soldiers wounded in an Afghan bomb ambush are expected to make a full recovery, military doctors said Sunday in Koblenz, where the two were being kept in an artificial coma.
"Follow-up operations have been needed and have already been performed," a German medical corps spokesman said.
A medical-evacuation jet flew the two men into Germany early Friday, 24 hours after what appeared to be a mine under a road blew up their Dingo armoured infantry vehicle in northern Afghanistan.
The vehicle's third crewman suffered lesser injuries and was not evacuated.
"The positive side of it is there is no sign they will have any serious long-term disability," the medical corps spokesman said.
Both were in intensive care but neither was in critical condition, the chief medical officer at the armed forces hospital in Koblenz, Christoph Veith, said Friday. The hospital has not disclosed the precise injuries.
The Taliban took responsibility for the attack in Kunduz. Germany has around 3,500 soldiers in Afghanistan as part of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), the bulk of them stationed in the north and the capital Kabul.