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blonndee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 08:36 AM
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Canadian troops wounded in Afghan attack
Canadian troops wounded in Afghan attack

Wednesday, August 16, 2006; Posted: 7:41 a.m. EDT (11:41 GMT)

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) -- Insurgents hit a Canadian base in southern Afghanistan with mortars, wounding six soldiers, a military spokesman said Wednesday.

The attack happened in Zhari district of the southern Kandahar province on Tuesday, said Capt. Edward Stewart, a Canadian military spokesman.


Seven Canadian troops have been killed in the area since NATO-led troops took control of security from the U.S.-led coalition on August 1 in Afghanistan's insurgency-wracked southern provinces.

U.S. and NATO forces have stepped up operations along Afghanistan's eastern and southern borders with Pakistan, where wanted al-Qaida fugitives are believed to be at large along with allies from the toppled Taliban regime and Islamic extremists belonging to Afghan warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar.

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