Special Report: Left to fight alone, Afghanistan battles to save wounded

November 6, 2014 12:13 AM

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LASHKAR GAH Afghanistan (Reuters) - Omar Gul was on duty at a remote police checkpoint in Helmand's restive district of Sangin when the station came under fire.

It was a warm night in mid-September and the battle between Afghanistan's government forces and Taliban militants had been simmering in the southern province all summer.

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