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Three Georgian Soldiers Wounded In Attack Outside Kabul

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft takes off for a nighttime mission at Bagram Airfield (file photo)

Three Georgian soldiers were injured when their vehicle came under attack near Bagram Airfield outside the Afghan capital, Kabul.

A spokesman for the NATO Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan said that none of the injuries from the November 23 incident were considered life-threatening.

Captain Tom Gresback said the injuries occurred when a motorcycle-borne improvised explosive device was detonated near the vehicle in which the soldiers were conducting a routine patrol.

Georgia's Defense Ministry confirmed the report, adding that the soldiers were members of the 31st infantry battalion of the Third Infantry Brigade.

With about 880 troops in Afghanistan, Georgia is one of the leading contributors to the 13,500-strong NATO-led force, after the United States, Italy, and Germany.

In August, a Georgian soldier was killed and six other NATO troops injured in a convoy attack near the place where the November 23 attack occurred.

Based on reporting by Reuters and
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