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U.S. Soldier Killed in Afghan Mine Blast

A U.S. soldier died and nine others were wounded when an anti-tank mine exploded underneath their Humvee in eastern Afghanistan, the military said Saturday. Investigators were trying to determine whether the mine, which exploded Friday, was targeted at the U.S. patrol or was one of the many unexploded munitions that litter Afghanistan after more than two decades of war. “It’s hard to tell if it was a deliberate attack or just a leftover mine,” U.S. military spokesman Lt. Col. Bryan Hilferty said. Four of the wounded Americans were treated at the scene while a helicopter evacuated the others to a hospital in Bagram, at the main U.S. base in the country. Two were later flown to an American military hospital in Germany for treatment, Hilferty said. The soldiers were from the 10th Mountain Division, based in Fort Drum, N.Y. Their names were no released. Full Story

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