Joao Silva, New York Times Photographer, Wounded In Afghanistan

Joao Silva, New York Times Photographer, Wounded In Afghanistan

Associated Press — KABUL, Afghanistan — A photographer for The New York Times was seriously injured when he stepped on a mine Saturday in Kandahar province.

Joao Silva, 44, received leg injuries from the blast, which occurred while he was accompanying American soldiers on patrol in the Arghandab district. Silva was evacuated to Kandahar Air Field where he was receiving treatment, according to the newspaper.

No U.S. troops were wounded in the morning explosion.

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