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ISAF doctors save Afghan girl

 

Written by Artur Weber
Task Force White Eagle Public Affairs

Regional Command East - Combined Joint Task Force - 101Ghazni Province, Afghanistan – Polish and American doctors from Task Force White Eagle saved the life of an 8-year-old Afghan girl who was accidentally wounded in a firefight between Taliban and Afghan security guards in a southern district November 2nd.

The injured girl was brought by her brother to Forward Operating Base Warrior in the southern part of Ghazni Province just before 6:00pm. According to the girl’s brother, she was accidentally injured when insurgents attacked a civilian convoy.

Doctors from Forward Operating Base Warrior prepare an 8-year-old Afghan girl for transportation to FOB Ghazni's field hospital for surgery. The girl was accidentally wounded by shooting between Taliban and Afghan security guards Nov. 2nd. (Courtesy photo)

Doctors from Forward Operating Base Warrior prepare an 8-year-old Afghan girl for transportation to FOB Ghazni's field hospital for surgery. The girl was accidentally wounded by shooting between Taliban and Afghan security guards Nov. 2nd. (Courtesy photo)

Polish medics from FOB Warrior delivered initial medical care, but it became necessary to transport the wounded girl to a field hospital for surgery. TF White Eagle transported the girl via helicopter to FOB Ghazni. 

“As a result of wounds to her abdomen, she required surgery. Further, one bullet lodged in her [pelvis],” said Maj. (Dr.) Robert Brzozowski, head of the Field Surgical Team.

Polish surgeons, assisted by an American anesthesiologist, conducted the two-hour operation.

“The doctors managed to safely remove the bullet from girl’s body,” said Brzozowski.

The operation was a major success and shortly after, she was transported to a provincial hospital in Ghazni City.


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