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Two Workers Injured in Afghan Attack Out of Danger

Medical experts said Saturday that the two Chinese construction workers seriously injured in the terrorist attack in Afghanistan, that killed 11 on June 10, have been out of the infection period.

After flown back to China, four injured workers in the attack were sent to the Shandong Provincial Hospital in Ji'nan, capital of east China's Shandong Province, to be treated.

Medical experts diagnosed that the conditions of Xi Shouzhong, whose right shank was shattered, and Xu Qisong, who had a bullet shot into his left leg and out of his hip, were severe, and said on June 15 that they had potential danger of wound infection in 3-5 days.

"But now, they have passed the period of being infected," said sources with the hospital.

"I am feeling better day by day," said Xi.

Terrorists stole into the camp of a Chinese road contractor in Kunduz Province, 250 km (150 miles) north of Kabul, capital of Afghanistan, on June 10, spraying the workers with gunfire as they were sleeping in tents.

Eleven Chinese and the camp's sole Afghan armed guard were killed and five Chinese were injured in the attack, making it the deadliest on foreign civilians since the fall of the Taliban regime. One of the five injured has been in Afghanistan for treatment.

(Xinhua News Agency June 19, 2004)

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