Irishman hurt in Afghanistan bomb blast
A 25-year-old Irishman serving with the British army in Afghanistan has suffered injuries in a bomb explosion.
A member of the Irish Guards, Ciaran O'Sullivan, from Cooraclare in west Clare, sustained injuries to his hip, face and chest while on patrol on Tuesday when an improvised explosive device (IED) exploded.
Yesterday, his father, Lionel O'Sullivan, said that his son has phoned home twice now since being admitted to hospital.
"Ciaran told me that it is an absolute miracle that he is still here," he said.