German soldier killed, six injured in Afghanistan: Berlin

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One German soldier was killed and six were injured in a suicide bombing in northern Afghanistan on Thursday, the German defence ministry said.

The blast occurred at 1:50 pm (0920 GMT) in Baghlan province. German media reported that one of those injured was in a critical condition.

Germany has around 4,800 soldiers in Afghanistan. The latest fatality takes the number killed there to 44.

© 2010 AFP

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