Norway solider hurt in Afghan camp attack / News / The Foreigner

Norway solider hurt in Afghan camp attack. A Norwegian soldier sustained injuries during a demonstration against Norway’s Meymaneh military complex, northern Afghanistan. Major Ivar Moen, on-duty Norway Joint HQ press spokesperson, tells The Foreigner, “he was injured in the leg after a hand grenade was thrown over the wall. We have no information on his condition as yet, but he is being treated at the Norwegian hospital inside the camp.” In what is believed to be part of countrywide protests, the angry crowd, protesting against recent Koran-burning by US Bagram NATO airbase soldiers, gathered at about 08 am Central European Time. 

norwayafghanmilitarycampattack, faryabprovince



The Foreigner Logo

The Foreigner is an online publication for English speakers living or who have an interest in Norway. Whether it’s a glimpse of news or entertainment you’re after, there’s no need to leave your linguistic armchair. You don’t need to cry over the demise of the English pages of Aftenposten.no, The Foreigner is here!

Norske nyheter på engelsk fra Norge. The Foreigner er en engelskspråklig internett avis for de som bor eller som er interessert i Norge.

Google+ Google+ Twitter Facebook RSS RSS



News Article

LATEST:

Norway solider hurt in Afghan camp attack

Published on Thursday, 23rd February, 2012 at 13:35 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

A Norwegian soldier sustained injuries during a demonstration against Norway’s Meymaneh military complex, northern Afghanistan.

Soldiers prepare for mission, Faryab
Soldiers prepare for mission, Faryab
Photo: Forsvarets mediesenter/Lars Kroken


Major Ivar Moen, on-duty Norway Joint HQ press spokesperson, tells The Foreigner, “he was injured in the leg after a hand grenade was thrown over the wall. We have no information on his condition as yet, but he is being treated at the Norwegian hospital inside the camp.”

In what is believed to be part of countrywide protests, the angry crowd, protesting against recent Koran-burning by US Bagram NATO airbase soldiers, gathered at about 08 am Central European Time. 

“Between 150 and 200 demonstrators were outside the camp today, they were hurling rocks. We used teargas and fired warning shots at protestors,” said head of communications Lieutenant-Colonel John Espen Lien, “there were reports of a fire along one of the fences, but this was put out."

“The situation calmed, with Afghan military forces and national police providing assistance, working in the area around the main gate."

Norway’s ambassador to Kabul, Tore Hatrem, stated to Reuters that several vehicles were ablaze outside the camp, but the military said this conflicted with their information. There was minimal damage to the base.

Aprroximately 500 soldiers and civilians of various nationalities are stationed at the camp located in the Faryab Province.



Published on Thursday, 23rd February, 2012 at 13:35 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: norwayafghanmilitarycampattack, faryabprovince.


You might also be interested in...

 
Taliban increased threat to Norway Afghanistan base




  
Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!