German soldier killed in accident in Afghanistan

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10 August 2005, BERLIN - A German soldier serving with international forces in Afghanistan was killed in a traffic accident, a Defence Ministry spokesman said Wednesday in Berlin.

10 August 2005

BERLIN - A German soldier serving with international forces in Afghanistan was killed in a traffic accident, a Defence Ministry spokesman said Wednesday in Berlin.

Three other soldiers, two Germans and a Hungarian, suffered slight injuries when the vehicle travelling in a convoy overturned on Sunday near Kabul after the driver lost control in a deeply rutted road, the spokesman said.

Germany has 2,250 troops serving in the 8,000-member international peacekeeping force run by NATO in Afghanistan. Defence Minister Peter Struck says he wants to raise the number of Germans serving in Afghanistan to 3,000 later this year.

The force, dubbed ISAF, was created in 2001 after the U.S.-led war ousted the Taleban in Afghanistan.

DPA

Subject: German news

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