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Rocket Attack During Bulgarian Minister's Afghan Visit


Bulgarian Defense Minister Nikolay Mladenov

Bulgarian Defense Minister Nikolay Mladenov

A rocket has struck a military base in Afghanistan while the Bulgarian defense minister was visiting some of his country's troops stationed there.

Four Bulgarian soldiers were wounded in the attack on the base at Kandahar.

Reports say the rocket struck about 200 meters from Defense Minister Nikolay Mladenov and his delegation.

None of the officials were hurt. Some 270 Bulgarian troops are based in Kandahar.

The country has a total of 500 troops in Afghanistan.
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