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Slovak soldiers under artillery fire

SLOVAK soldiers serving as part of a multinational force in Iraq came under artillery fire on March 30. According to Defence Ministry spokesman Milan Vanga, the attack caused no casualties or damage to the Slovak contingent.

Camp Echo, near the Iraqi town of Ad Diwaniyah between Baghdad and the southern city of Basra, was hit by two shells on Thursday at around 19:00. All 97 Slovak army engineers at the camp were reported unharmed. It is not known who fired the shells.

The Slovak contingent's main role in Iraq is to dispose of munitions.

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