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PR man injured in Afghanistan

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.

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.)