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Afghan Soldier Opens Fire on Coalition

An Afghan soldier opened fire on a coalition convoy at a checkpoint southern Afghanistan, killing one Romanian soldier and wounding another convoy member before escaping, a senior Afghan military commander said Wednesday. The commander, Gen. Said Mohammad, said the attacker was a veteran Afghan soldier who had acted alone Tuesday while other Afghan soldiers guarding the checkpoint were preparing a meal nearby to break their daily fast during the Ramadan holiday. Mohammad said Taliban and al-Qaida were not involved in the attack on the Romanians. But a Taliban spokesman, Mullah Abdullah Zabulwal, claimed responsibility for that attack and for a car bomb that exploded near two United Nations offices in Kandahar, southern Afghanistan, on Tuesday, wounding two people. Full Story

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