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4 Finnish soldiers injured in Afghanistan

world Updated: Oct 03, 2009 17:15 IST
Finnish army

The Finnish army says a soldier has been seriously injured and three others have received lighter injuries after their vehicle hit a roadside bomb in northern Afghanistan.

Army spokesman Lauri Inna says the soldiers are now in stable conditions and are being treated in a German field hospital. The troops were on patrol on Saturday 25 miles (40 kilometers) west of Mazar-i-Sharif, when their vehicle hit the improvised explosive device.

Inna says five other vehicles were part of the patrol unit, but that they were not harmed by the explosion.

Finland has around 200 soldiers serving in Afghanistan as part of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force.