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ANA soldier dies in mortar attack

ANA soldier dies in mortar attack

Jan 10, 2012 - 16:43

ASADABAD (PAN): One Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier was killed and a dozen others were injured on Tuesday when a Taliban-fired mortar hit their base in Asadabad, the capital of eastern Kunar province, an official said.

The insurgents fired at least three mortars at the Fayaz base, with one hitting a mosque inside the military centre, police chief Brig. Gen. Ewaz Mohammad Naziri, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

One soldier was killed and a dozen others were wounded in the attack. The mortars were fired from mountains in Marawara district, he said. 

The civil hospital director, Dr. Farooq Sahak, confirmed receiving 12 injured soldiers, saying their injuries were not life-threatening.