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Soldiers under fire in Afghanistan

Swedish troops in Afghanistan were again under fire on Thursday morning, reports news agency TT.

The attack happened around forty kilometers west of Mazar-i-Sharif, the same area recently taken from insurgents that has been the scene of a number of attacks over the past month.

Swedish soldiers were patrolling together with an Afghan army force when they came under small-arms fire. The troops returned fire and called for air support.

After an hour the attack was over. No injuries have been reported

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