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PR man injured in Afghanistan

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A Park Rapids man was seriously injured in a weekend attack on a coalition base in Afghanistan.

Andy Boos, 20, a 2009 graduate of Park Rapids Area High School, suffered a lacerated spleen, broken tailbone, a broken pelvis and numerous shrapnel wounds when the building he was in collapsed, his mother Jolene said. He is an Army combat medic.

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Nearly 80 American soldiers were wounded and two Afghans were killed when a Taliban truck bomb struck an American base in eastern Afghanistan on the eve of the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization said Sunday.

Boos' commanding officer dragged him out of the building, Jolene said. He's full of painkillers and awaiting transport to a German hospital for possible surgery, his mother said.

(Sarah Smith writes for the Park Rapids Enterprise.)

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