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Rocket attack during Bulgarian minister`s Afghan visit

Last Updated: Monday, January 25, 2010 - 09:37

Sofia: A rocket was fired on Sunday on a military base in Kandahar, Afghanistan, while Bulgarian Defence Minister Nikolay Mladenov was visiting his country`s troops there.
Four Bulgarian soldiers were injured in the attack, the Defence Ministry in Sofia said late Sunday.

The rocket exploded just 200 metres from the minister`s party, but he was unharmed.

Some 270 Bulgarians are part of the international military force in Kandahar. The country has a total of 500 troops in Afghanistan.

Mladenov is to remain in Afghanistan until Thursday.


First Published: Monday, January 25, 2010 - 09:37

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