Germany's Merkel visits Afghanistan
Updated: 2010-12-18 17:04
German Chancellor Angela Merkel (C) speaks with German Bundeswehr soldiers in Kunduz province Dec 18, 2010. [Photo/Agencies]
BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel has made an unannounced visit to northern Afghanistan, where her country's troops serve in the NATO-led security force.
Germany currently has nearly 4,700 troops serving in the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force. It plans to start withdrawing its troops in late 2011.
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