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3 Georgian soldiers wounded

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3 Georgian soldiers wounded

Jan 25, 2013 - 14:15

 KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): Three Georgian soldiers with the International Security Assistance Force (ISAFinfo-icon) have been wounded during separate attacks in Afghanistaninfo-icon, the defence ministry in Tbilisi said on Friday.

Corporal Erekle Kharshiladze and Sergeant Iago Kakulia were wounded in a Talibaninfo-icon attack on a patrol of Georgian soldiers, the ministry said in a statement, without giving the exact location.

A third soldier was seriously injured when stepped a landmine during a patrol. Taken to Bastion Hospital, his condition is said to be stable.

Having a 1600-member contingent, mostly in southern Helmand province, Georgia has so far lost 20 troops since its mission began in Afghanistan.

PAN Monitor/mud

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