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Friday, February 12, 2010 - 2:43pm

Georgia Soldiers Injured in Afghanistan

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

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

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