Aid workers wounded in clashesat German base in Afghanistan

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7 September 2004, KABUL - Three members of a British aid organization were injured Tuesday when a demonstration at a new German army base in Fayzabad, the capital of the northern Badakshan province, turned violent. Security had now been stepped up at the base, which houses an all-German Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) under the umbrella of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), said PRT spokesman Thomas Scheiber in Kundus. The injured, among them two foreigners, were treated by P

7 September 2004

KABUL - Three members of a British aid organization were injured Tuesday when a demonstration at a new German army base in Fayzabad, the capital of the northern Badakshan province, turned violent.

Security had now been stepped up at the base, which houses an all-German Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) under the umbrella of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), said PRT spokesman Thomas Scheiber in Kundus.

The injured, among them two foreigners, were treated by PRT doctors in Fayzabad, he told Deutsche Presse-Agentur, dpa. No German soldiers had been hurt in the incident.

The reasons for the protests were initially unclear on Tuesday. Scheibe said the house of the British aid organization Focus had been set on fire during the demonstration.

The German troops were supporting Afghan police in their investigations.

The German deployment in Fayzabad had only begun on Wednesday of last week, when an advance unit of 30 soldiers arrived in the town. Another 65 troops are planned to posted to the unit in the coming weeks.

Germany runs another PRT with 270 peacekeeping troops in Kunduz.

DPA

Subject: German news

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