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President Iohannis promises best possible medical care to soldiers wounded in Afghanistan

President Klaus Iohannis wished the Romanian troops wounded on Thursday in Afghanistan to get well soon; he assured he was standing by them, and promised them the best possible medical care.

Photo credit: (c) Liviu SOVA / AGERPRES ARCHIVE

Bomb Injures Romanian Soldiers in Afghanistan

The Romanian defence ministry said on Thursday that a vehicle carrying explosives crashed head-on into the military vehicle in which four Romanian soldiers were on a patrol some eight kilometers south of the military base in Kandahar.

The four were given first aid and later transported to a hospital. They are in a stable condition.

DefMin Dusa: The four servicemen in Kandahar suffered superficial injuries; their situation is stable

The four servicemen caught in a car bomb attack in Afghanistan on Thursday suffered superficial injuries, National Defence Minister Mircea Dusa said on Thursday, while participating in an anniversary ceremony of two battalions.

Photo credit: (c) Angelo BREZOIANU / AGERPRES ARCHIVE

US sends five Guantanamo inmates to Georgia, Slovakia

The United States has transferred five Guantanamo Bay prisoners to Europe as part of efforts to empty and close the controversial U.S. military detention center in Cuba, officials said Nov. 20.

Three Yemeni prisoners were sent to Georgia, while a fourth Yemeni and a Tunisian were transferred to Slovakia, Pentagon spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Myles Caggins said.

Bulgarian Soldiers to Depart for NATO's New Mission in Afghanistan

As many as 110 Bulgarian military personnel are due to head to Afghanistan on Thursday to be part of Resolute Support, NATO's new mission in the country.

Defense Minister Nikolay Nenchev will attend the departure ceremony in the town of Karlovo, in Central Bulgaria, to wish them good luck.

CSAT to discuss on Wednesday Romania's presence at the upcoming NATO Summit

The Supreme Council for Country Defence (CSAT) on Wednesday will gather in a meeting at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace to be chaired by President Traian Basescu following to discuss about the presence of Romania in the NATO Summit upcoming in Wales (UK) this Thursday and Friday.

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