Four German soldiers wounded in vehicle crash in Afghanistan

10:19, April 21, 2010      

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Four German soldiers were injured in an armored vehicle crash in Afghanistan on Tuesday, confirmed by Germany's military command center.

The "Eagle IV" armored vehicle crashed on Tuesday morning in German time, about 30 kilometers west of Fayzabad, in the north part of the country, said by a spokesman at Germany's military command center in Potsdam.

The vehicle was on its return journey from Kunduz to Fayzabad, after a regional reconstruction project.

Rescue vehicles have been sent to collect wounded soldiers. Investigation work was being done, but enemy attack has been ruled out.

During Last two weeks, seven German soldiers were killed and thirteen others injured during Taliban ambush in northern Afghanistan. It has aroused great disputes in Germany about whether German troops have been properly equipped and trained in an increasingly dangerous mission.

Germany currently has some 4,500 troops in Afghanistan for the International Security Assistance Force, or ISAF.

Source: Xinhua


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