PM visits Czech troops serving in Afghanistan

Czech prime minister Petr Nečas is currently in Afghanistan visiting Czech troops serving in the ISAF mission. His schedule on Sunday was altered, however, due to security concerns, the Czech news agency reported. A day earlier, a suicide attack in Wardak province, in the form of a massive truck bomb near a Nato military base, claimed the lives of at least 12 people. No Nato personnel were killed, but two were injured. One Czech soldier was in the area at the time but was unhurt; some military equipment, including Czech-owned equipment, was damaged. The visit to Afghanistan by Petr Nečas is his first as prime minister; currently more than 500 Czech personnel are serving in the country.

Author: Jan Velinger