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Two Foreigners Reported Missing In Afghanistan

Coalition armor in Helmand Province, where a coalition soldier has been reported missing (RFE/RL) June 13, 2007 -- Reports say a soldier serving with the U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan and a civilian from the United Arab Emirates are both missing in Afghanistan.

Taliban militants claim to have captured the coalition soldier in the Sangin district of southern Helmand Province. Helmand has been the scene of fierce fighting for several months.

Coalition spokesman Chris Belcher said an investigation is under way.

The other missing foreigner was described as a member of a team providing security for aid projects. It was not clear when he disappeared.

(Reuters, AFP)

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