FEYZABAD, AFGHANISTAN - OCTOBER 12: German Bundeswehr soldiers of a OMLT unit (Operational Mentor and Liaison Team) fire a machine gun during a training session with Afghan National Army soldiers on ... more 
FEYZABAD, AFGHANISTAN - OCTOBER 12: German Bundeswehr soldiers of a OMLT unit (Operational Mentor and Liaison Team) fire a machine gun during a training session with Afghan National Army soldiers on October 12, 2010 in Feyzabad, Afghanistan. Badakhshan province was free of Taliban until about a year ago, when they began infiltrating the region and have since killed several local government officials as well as attacked German ISAF soldiers on at least two occasions. Germany has more than 4,500 military forces in northern Afghanistan as part of the US-led ISAF International Security Assistance Force and the German role has shifted in recent years from reconstruction to combat as local Taliban presence has grown. A total of 45 Bundeswehr soldiers have been killed so far in Afghanistan. (Photo by Miguel Villagran/Getty Images) less 
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