Skip to comments.Afghan Bomb Wounds Three German Troops
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.
Didn't knop the Schroeders had any troops in Afghanistan.
1150 German troops in Kabul, 270 in Kundus and 300 in neighbouring Uzbekistan.
That´s incorrect. The Mission Command of the Germam armed forces says that 1,940 soldiers are in Afghanistan and another 300 in Uzbekistan.
You're right. That should be 1550 troops in Kabul.