NATO says soldier wounded in Afghanistan

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: April 17, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan — NATO says one of its soldiers was wounded while training Afghan soldiers in southern Afghanistan.

The soldier "was struck in the ballistic plate resulting in a bruise during an advising and assisting operation in Logar" on Wednesday, says Chris Belcher, of NATO's Resolute Support mission.

Speaking Friday, Belcher says the injured soldier was, "evaluated on scene and continued to advise his Afghan partners."

The circumstances surrounding the incident were not immediately clear. Belcher says the terms of Resolute Support, a non-combat mission, "do not prohibit" NATO soldiers from leaving their bases.

It is NATO policy to leave confirmation of the nationality of soldiers killed or injured to their home governments.

NATO has lost five personnel, including four killed by Afghan security forces, since Jan. 1 when the mission began.

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