Soldiers find abandoned girl
on 20/09/2012 18:38:19
The girl, wrapped in a towel, was discovered by soldiers who were checking the safety of a route near their Waghez military base, according to Defence Ministry spokesman Janusz Walczak.
The soldiers were first suspicious about the bundle in a country where hidden roadside bombs are prevalent.
No other people were found within a one-mile (2km) radius, and it was unclear who had left the baby there and why.
The entire column took the infant to a medical centre at the base, and soldiers were sent to buy baby formula, a bottle and a bib.
The troops named the little girl Pola, after Poland, and planned to give her to Afghan authorities.