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Two German soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Two German soldiers have died in an attack by an apparent member of Afghan security forces. The shootout came shortly after Germany's defense minister finished a visit to the region.

Two German soldiers died after a gunman opened fire on troops in Afghanistan's northern Baghlan province, sources in the German government said on Friday.

The attacker launched the assault on soldiers at the "Observation Point North" base, in the Puli Khumri district, while they were performing maintenance on a vehicle. One soldier, a 30-year-old sergeant, was reported to have died at the scene, with eight wounded colleagues transported to base for medical attention. The gunman himself was killed following exchanges of fire.

The Germany Defense Ministry later confirmed the death of a second soldier who died of his wounds several hours after the attack.

According to the NATO-led International

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Added: Feb-18-2011 Occurred On: Feb-18-2011
By: Ragnark
Afghanistan, Middle East
Tags: Afghanistan, ISAF, German, Germany, Attack, Kunduz, Taliban
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