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Turkish commander, soldier killed in Afghanistan

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Afp, Ankara

The commander of Turkey's contingent in the NATO force in Afghanistan and another soldier have been killed in a road accident in northern Afghanistan, the foreign ministry said yesterday.
The crash that killed Colonel Faruk Sungur and his driver happened Tuesday as they were on their way from the northern city of Mazar-i Sharif to Kabul, ministry spokesman Burak Ozugergin told reporters. Two other Turkish soldiers travelling in the vehicle were injured, he said.

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