THE Australian military has released images of its efforts to assist the victims of a roadside bombing in Afghanistan which killed five civilians and injured four.
A Defence Force statement said the bombing, in the southern Oruzgan province, killed five Afghans, including a child, and injured four others. The bomb was apparently triggered as several locals tried to change a car tyre near Sorkh Morgab, about 20 kilometres north of Tarin Kowt, where the Australians are based.
A medic, Corporal Chard Mortimer, said: "If we hadn't been there, at least two of those guys would have died."
The incident comes amid escalating violence in the lead-up to winter, when the freezing temperatures make ground attacks difficult.
The release of the images follows an incident last week in which a district governor and two Afghan security officials were killed in an apparent raid by Australian s
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