Hungarian troops have come under attack in Khilagay, Baghlan province, north Afghanistan, the defence ministry told MTI on Saturday. No service personnel were hurt in the attack, the ministry said in a statement.
The statement said that 21 members of the Hungarian-US Military Advisory Team (MAT) and two companies of the Afghan National Army (ANA) were caught up in the attack. Under fire, the MAT called in air support.
In the run-up to the attack on Friday night, the MAT camp came under rocket fire. During an assessment of the damage, members of the team and their Afghan colleagues came under attack.
Currently there are around 40 Hungarians serving with the MAT, whose main task is to mentor and train an ANA battalion in preparation for the latter’s takeover of defence operations.