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Coalition Forces Evacuate Afghans for Medical Treatment

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2006 – Coalition forces conducted several medical evacuations of Afghans yesterday, officials said.

The medical evacuations occurred for three separate incidents. Two Afghans were injured by an anti-personnel mine near Deh Rawod, in Uruzgan province, an Afghan was injured in a blasting incident during a reconstruction project and a taxi struck another.

All four individuals were listed in stable condition.

"We provide the major medical treatment first and then we will release the patient to local medical facilities," Capt. Michael Ball, the medical logistics officer for the coalition's Combined Joint Task Force 76, said.

Coalition forces conducted more than 800 medevac missions supporting Afghans, Afghan forces and coalition forces in 2005. So far this year, 37 such missions have been conducted.

(Compiled from a Combined Forces Command Afghanistan Coalition press release.)

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