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U.S. Medical Team Attacked in Afghanistan

Rebels attacked a U.S. military medical team as it was helping villagers in the same region of eastern Afghanistan where a U.S. airstrike that killed up to 17 civilians sparked sharp criticism from the government, the military said Wednesday. No one was wounded in the assault Tuesday on the medical team near the town of Asadabad in Kunar province, a military statement said. U.S. forces used mortars to respond and the insurgents fled. “It’s incredible to us that the enemy would attack our forces while we are providing innocent Afghans with health care,” U.S. military spokesman Lt. Col. Jerry O’Hara said. Full Story

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