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Four Georgian Soldiers Killed In Afghanistan

Georgia's Defense Ministry says four Georgian soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan, in the biggest loss for the country's military since it deployed in the war-torn country.

It was unclear whether the Georgians were among six international soldiers that NATO announced on September 30 had been killed in Taliban attacks.

The ministry said in a statement that the four soldiers were killed by an explosive device, but provided no other details on the circumstances of their deaths.

About 1,000 Georgian soldiers are deployed in Afghanistan, mainly in Helmand Province alongside U.S. Marines.

compiled from agency reports