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German troops attacked in N. Afghanistan
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Militants attacked German troops in Ali Abad district of northern Kunduz province Sunday morning, governor of Ali Abad district Habibullah Muhtashim said.

"Today at 06:00 a.m. local time a group of armed insurgents attacked a patrol team of German troops in Ali Abad district on Kunduz-Kabul highway,"Mohtashim told Xinhua.

Mohtashim said that militants in the attack used rocket propelled grenades (RPG) and small arms.

However, he did not say if there were any casualties and added often German troops in four to five military vehicles go on patrol.

Police chief of Kunduz province Mohammad Razaq Yaqubi also confirmed the attack, adding the militants fired three mines of RPG and small weapons on the troops.

A spokesman of NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) Captain Jon Stock confirmed the incident, saying"ISAF can confirm there was incident took place in Kunduz that insurgents fired upon ISAF personnel but there was no damage and no casualties."

Germany has over 3,500 soldiers under the NATO command in Afghanistan with majority of them are stationed in the relatively peaceful Kunduz province.

(Xinhua News Agency August 9, 2009)

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