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Afghan Bomb Wounds Three German Troops
AP Wire | November 27 2004 | Associated Press

Posted on 11/27/2004 12:08:28 PM PST by knighthawk

KABUL, Afghanistan - A remote-controlled bomb exploded near a vehicle carrying German soldiers in northern Afghanistan, injuring three of them, NATO said Saturday.

The homemade bomb damaged one of the two military vehicles carrying soldiers on patrol near Kunduz on Friday evening, a military statement said. The casualties, whose names were not released, were treated for hearing difficulties at a military camp in Kunduz, it said. Their injuries were described as minor.

The Germans are part of the NATO-run International Security Assistance Force, which patrols most of northern Afghanistan, as well as the capital Kabul, with 8,500 troops.

A spokesman for the force, Canadian Lt. Cdr. Ken Mackillop, said a pamphlet found near the scene threatened a "number of groups" without mentioning ISAF.

Foreign troops regularly come under attack in Afghanistan, particularly the separate 18,000-strong American force pursuing Taliban and al-Qaida holdouts in the south and east. A homemade bomb killed two U.S. soldiers and wounded another in southern Uruzgan province on Wednesday.

TOPICS: Germany; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghan; afghanistan; german; germantroops; isaf; nato; oef; wia

1 posted on 11/27/2004 12:08:29 PM PST by knighthawk
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2 posted on 11/27/2004 12:08:45 PM PST by knighthawk (We will always remember We will always be proud We will always be prepared so we may always be free)
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To: knighthawk

Didn't knop the Schroeders had any troops in Afghanistan.

3 posted on 11/27/2004 12:11:40 PM PST by Cobra64 (Babes should wear Bullet Bras -
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To: Cobra64

1150 German troops in Kabul, 270 in Kundus and 300 in neighbouring Uzbekistan.

4 posted on 11/27/2004 12:18:56 PM PST by Rosenkreutz
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To: Rosenkreutz

That´s incorrect. The Mission Command of the Germam armed forces says that 1,940 soldiers are in Afghanistan and another 300 in Uzbekistan.

5 posted on 11/27/2004 12:38:33 PM PST by Michael81Dus
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To: Michael81Dus

You're right. That should be 1550 troops in Kabul.

6 posted on 11/28/2004 3:27:32 AM PST by Rosenkreutz
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