Topolanek's unexpected visit to Afghanistan

The Czech Prime minister went on the mission, so common for the American President George Bush; to show up unexpected at a military base somewhere at the middle east, and to express deep concerns with his troops.

Topolanek decided to set up for his trip because of events of the last week, when an improvised explosive device killed one Czech solider and left others wounded. The Prime minister’s first stop was at the field hospital and chemical unit ISAF, which works in 4th contingent of Czech and Slovak army at the airport in Kabul. Than he moved to Logar province on the American base Shank, the home of Provincial reconstruction team of the Czech Republic.

There are approx. 100 soldiers of the Czech Army in Kabul, about 200 are in Logar.

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