Afghan War: German Special Forces Soldier Among Eight NATO Service Members Slain

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Deutsche Welle
May 5, 2013

Eight NATO soldiers, one German, killed in Afghanistan attacks

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The German military says one of its soldiers was killed and another wounded in an insurgent attack in northern Afghanistan on Saturday. A total of eight NATO soldiers were killed in separate attacks on the same day.

In a statement released on Sunday, the German military, or Bundeswehr, confirmed one of its special forces soldiers was killed during a joint operation with Afghan forces near the northern city of Baghlan. The statement says insurgents opened fire on the Afghan and NATO International Security Assistance Force troops.

«In the subsequent battle damage assessment the Afghan and ISAF forces again came under fire,» the Bundeswehr said.

«A German soldier was killed and a German soldier wounded.»

Earlier on Saturday, five US soldiers were killed by a Tabliban roadside bomb blast in southern Afghanistan, while two other NATO…

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