Czech soldier shot in Kosovo, fellow soldier suspected

21-11-2009

A Czech soldier of the 15th contingent on duty in Kosovo was shot on Saturday, possibly by a member of the same contingent. The 26-year-old soldier was rushed to an American military hospital where he was operated on and his condition is now stabilised. Defence ministry spokesman Andrej Čírtek says there are serious suspicions that the soldier was shot by one of his comrades. The spokesmen noted that the contingent in question has proven to be problematic on other occasions. The ministry, he said, is mounting an investigation, and the wounded soldier will be brought home the moment his health allows.