Bulgaria to send more troops to Afghanistan

Bulgarian soldiers attend an official welcoming ceremony at Sofia airport after returning from Afghanistan, Feb. 9, 2010.

From the AP:  Bulgaria says it will send 65 more troops to the NATO-led force in Afghanistan in early September.

The government said in a statement Wednesday that 10 of the soldiers will be medical personnel based in Kabul and the southern city of Kandahar, and 10 will be instructors for the Afghan army.

The rest will join a Bulgarian unit guarding the airport in Kandahar.

Bulgaria currently has 527 troops in Afghanistan, 310 of them guarding the airport.  (photo: AP)

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