Georgian military serviceman injured in Afghanistan returns home after treatment abroad

12.07.19 13:55

Senior Lieutenant Iveri Buadze who was severely injured in Afghanistan’s Parwan Province in 2017 returned to Georgia after a long treatment and rehabilitation course in the United States.


Being involved in the NATO Resolute Support mission Buadze was supervising a team of Georgian soldiers on 6 September 2017 as they visually inspected vehicles prior to entering Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan.


A suicide bomber on a motorcycle in the line of vehicles detonated his explosives and Buadze got life-threatening injuries.


Two other Georgian servicemen Sergeant Giorgi Tsikarishvili and soldier Irakli Kuchukhidze were also injured but Iveri Buadze’s health was critical.


Iveri Buadze was first sent for treatment to Germany and afterwards - to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Washington for rehabilitation.


The Georgian Defense Ministry reports that the Georgian officer is currently on sick leave and he will continue serving as a Staff S-2 assistant of the second Infantry Brigade shortly.




source: AGENDA/

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