German chow hall poisons soldiers in Afghanistan

A total of 206 International Security Assistance Force soldiers fell ill after eating canteen food.

Updated: Oct 14, 2011, 10:41 AM IST

Berlin: About 200 international coalition soldiers in Afghanistan contracted food poisoning after eating at a German military dining facility, the Defence Ministry in Berlin said on Thursday.
A total of 206 International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) soldiers, 138 of them German, fell ill after eating canteen food at Camp Marmal in Mazar-i-Sharif camp in north Afghanistan.
"The intervention capacity of the troops has not been affected" by the incident, said the ministry, adding the kitchen has since been sterilised.

PTI