Six wounded warriors from Afghanistan are expected to compete in 2017 Invictus Games due to be held in September in Toronto of Canada.
It will be third edition of such games, an international Paralympic-style multi-sport event, participated by wounded military personnel.
This year, the games will attract more than 550 competitors from 17 nations, according to the games’ website.
The competition will feature a dozen adaptive sports, including archery, athletics, indoor rowing, powerlifting, road cycling, sitting volleyball, swimming, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair tennis and wheelchair rugby and golf.
Sediq Seddiqi, a spokesman for Afghanistan’ Interior Ministry, on Tuesday said that six warriors will represent Afghanistan in the games. “The world will honour them,” he said on twitter.
Other nations participating in the completion are Australia, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, France, Georgia, Germany, Iraq, Italy, Jordan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Romania, Ukraine, U.K. and U.S.