Coalition forces provide medical care to severely injured 14-year-old boy
Written by Headquarters United States Forces Afghanistan
Monday, 17 November 2008
KABUL, Afghanistan – Coalition forces Friday provided medical care to a 14-year-old boy who had been severely injured by an improvised explosive device in Shaheed Hasas District, Oruzgan province. The boy is currently in stable condition.
The boy was riding a donkey on a dirt road near his village when the donkey stepped on an IED. The boy’s father rushed the boy to a nearby Coalition forces medical facility.
The boy suffered shrapnel wounds to his face, neck and left thigh. He also suffered a jaw injury. His wounds were too severe to be fully treated at the initial Coalition forces medical facility he was taken to, so he was later transported to a Coalition forces hospital in Tarin Kowt District, Oruzgan province, where he underwent surgery for his wounds.