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4 Kazakhs Go to Afghanistan

ALMATY, Kazakhstan — Kazakhstan said Friday that it planned to send four noncombat officers to join NATO-led forces in Afghanistan.

Kazakhstan will become the first former Soviet republic in Central Asia to send a contingent to join the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan.

After the lower house of parliament ratified the bill earlier this month, the Taliban warned Kazakhstan that its decision would have severe consequences.

(Reuters)

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