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Germans Sending More Heavy Armor, SP Howitzers to Afghanistan

Via Nicholas Fiorenza at the Ares blog, Germany is sending PzH 2000 155mm self propelled howitzers, Marder Infantry Fighting Vehicles and TOW anti-tank missiles to its troops based in Kunduz, northern Afghanistan. German Defense Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, on a recent visit to Afghanistan, said the heavy armor shipment is not related to the fighting on April 2 that killed three German soldiers and wounded eight more. Just yesterday, four more German soldiers were killed and another five wounded.

-- Greg

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