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Soldier Wounded in Face in Kandahar, Afghanistan

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, April 17, 2002 – A U.S. soldier received a gunshot wound to the face near the Governor's Mansion in Kandahar, Afghanistan, today at about 3 a.m. Eastern time.

U.S. Central Command officials said Afghan military officials have cordoned off the area and are searching for a suspect.

The soldier's name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. The officials reported he is in stable condition at a medical facility in Kandahar, but will be evacuated for further treatment.

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