Seven Georgian soldiers killed in southern Afghanistan

June 7, 2013 09:47

KABUL - A suicide bomber detonated a small truck loaded with explosives in southern Afghanistan, killing seven Georgian soldiers, the US-led coalition forces and Georgian officials said on Friday.

The incident took place on Thursday evening in Nawzad district in the battlefield province of Helmand, local officials said. On May 13, three soldiers from the ex-Soviet state were killed in a similar attack in Helmand.The incident brings to 30 the death toll of Georgian soldiers serving in the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan.

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