A contingent of 45 Bosnian infantry troops departed on Friday to join the peacekeeping effort in Afghanistan, reported dpa.
The unit comprises professional soldiers who volunteered for the mission. They have been allocated to the Danish contingent of the peacekeeping effort and will be tasked with security at NATO bases in Helmand province.
It is the first time Bosnia has sent its soldiers on a combat mission. Bosnians took part in the peacekeeping mission in Iraq, but only with a team of demining experts.