Fri., February 12, 2010 6:43pm (EST)

Georgia Soldiers Injured in Afghanistan
By Associated Press
Updated: 4 years ago

MACON, Ga.  —  
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Five members of the Georgia-based 48th Brigade have been injured, one seriously, in an explosion in Afghanistan.

Lt. Col. Kenneth Baldowski, spokesman for the Army National Guard unit, confirms they were injured. He had no further details Friday afternoon.

The 48th Brigade, based in Macon, is nearing the end of a yearlong deployment in Afghanistan.

The 3,200 soldiers, many of whom are from north Georgia, were expected to come home in staggered waves from February through

April.

The troops began a deployment to Afghanistan in February of 2008, where they trained Afghan police and security forces.