UK Ex-Servicemen Secure Multi-Million Pound Settlement Over Afghanistan Injuries

Three former servicemen who suffered severe injuries in Afghanistan are to receive millions of pounds in compensation.

The men were travelling in “inadequately-armoured” Pinzgauer vehicles when they struck roadside improvised explosive devices (IEDs), the solicitors representing them said.

Pinzgauer troop carriers had been introduced to replace Snatch Land Rovers.

A fleet of 166 Pinzgauer vehicles was procured by the Ministry of Defence (MOD) and entered into combat operations in Afghanistan in April 2007 during Operation Herrick.

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Source: Forces Network