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Plot to poison US soldiers at Torkham foiled

Plot to poison US soldiers at Torkham foiled

Feb 27, 2012 - 14:30

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): A plot to poison US soldiers on a military base on the Afghanistaninfo-icon-Pakistaninfo-icon border has been foiled, the alliance said on Monday.

The International Security Assistance Force (ISAFinfo-icon) media office in the east said the incident that took place at the Torkham dry port was being investigated.

Without giving further details, the NATOinfo-icon-led force denied the involvement of any militant activity in the poisoning conspiracy.

However, a Talibaninfo-icon spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, claimed the fighters had poisoned the meals for US troops through their Afghan cook at the military base, killing five soldiers.

The cook had escaped and rejoined the Taliban, he said, adding the scheme was in retaliation for the desecration of the Quraninfo-icon by US troops on the Bagram Airbase.


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