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4 Coalition, 4 Afghan Soldiers Wounded in Afghanistan


The U.S. military in Afghanistan says four coalition and four Afghan soldiers have been wounded in separate explosions in the eastern and southern parts of the country.

A military spokesman says the coalition troops were wounded when their vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb in the Khogyani district of eastern Nangarhar province. No details of the soldiers' nationalities nor the extent of their wounds were given.

Hours later, in southern Zabul province, a similar explosion wounded four Afghan soldiers on patrol.

Meanwhile, Afghan President Hamid Karzai has ordered an investigation into the killings of eight Afghans, including a child, by U.S.-led coalition forces in Kunar province on Thursday.

Afghan and U.S.-led forces say the dead were suspected al-Qaida militants, but local authorities say they were civilians who had no connection to the terror network.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.

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