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Afghanistan: Kandahar Province

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A wounded civilian - struck in the head by shrapnel from an Taliban RPG fired at troopers from Charlie Co. 1st Battalion 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division in Zhari District, Kandahar, Afghanistan - waits for their patrol to move on towards their combat outpost where he can receive further medical assistance. Ultimately, he was medevaced by air after it became apparent that he had received a significant concussion and was periodically on the verge of  losing consciousness. The violently contested district sits astride the strategically Highway 1 ringroad between Kandahar and Lashkar Gah and is seen by some as the birthplace of the Taliban movement.