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Four U.S. soldiers Injured In Afghanistan

24 October 2005 -- The U.S. military in Afghanistan said today that four special services soldiers were injured when their helicopter made an emergency landing in a mountainous region.

A statement said the incident occurred during combat operations in the troubled province of Oruzgan on 22 October.

It said an investigation has been launched.

More than 20,000 U.S.-led forces are hunting down guerrillas of the former Taliban regime, which was ousted from power in 2001.