German chow hall poisons 200 NATO soldiers in Afghanistan

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About 200 international coalition soldiers in Afghanistan contracted food poisoning after eating at a German military dining facility, the defence ministry in Berlin said Thursday.

A total of 206 International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) soldiers, 138 of them German, fell ill after eating canteen food at Camp Marmal in Mazar-i-Sharif camp in north Afghanistan.

"The intervention capacity of the troops has not been affected" by the incident, said the ministry, adding the kitchen has since been sterilised.

© 2011 AFP

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