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Georgian soldier killed in Taliban attack in Afghanistan

KABUL: A Georgian soldier posted in Afghanistan was killed and another wounded when their patrol came under attack by the Taliban, their government said on Wednesday.Private First Class Vasil Kulijanishvili, 21, died on Tuesday in a clash that took place while on patrol at the Bagram Airfield, some 50 kilometres

September 24, 2015
KABUL: A Georgian soldier posted in Afghanistan was killed and another wounded when their patrol came under attack by the Taliban, their government said on Wednesday.
Private First Class Vasil Kulijanishvili, 21, died on Tuesday in a clash that took place while on patrol at the Bagram Airfield, some 50 kilometres north of Kabul, Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili told a cabinet meeting before ministers observed a moment of silence.
His death takes the total number of foreign troops killed since Nato formally ended its combat operations in Afghanistan to six.
Another Georgian national was wounded in the clash which the Taliban claimed via their recognized Twitter account.
“His condition is stable,” Garibashvili said of the second soldier.
Some 885 Georgian soldiers are deployed in Afghanistan making the country the second largest contributor after the United States to the 12,500-strong, Nato-led Resolute Support mission.
Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said the insurgents carried out a rocket attack on the facility, Nato’s largest base in the country, on Tuesday evening.