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Originally published September 20, 2012 at 10:17 AM | Page modified September 20, 2012 at 11:25 AM

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Polish troops find abandoned baby in Afghanistan

Polish troops on patrol in southern Afghanistan have found a newborn baby abandoned on the side of a road.

The Associated Press

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WARSAW, Poland —

Polish troops on patrol in southern Afghanistan have found a newborn baby abandoned on the side of a road.

The towel-wrapped girl was found Wednesday by soldiers who were checking the safety of a route near their Waghez military base, according to Defense Ministry spokesman Janusz Walczak.

The soldiers were first suspicious about the item in a country where hidden roadside bombs are prevalent.

No other people were found in a 2-kilometer (about 1 mile) radius, and it was unclear who had left the baby there and why.

The entire column took the girl to a medical center at the base, and soldiers were sent to buy baby formula, a bottle and a bib.

The troops named the girl Pola, after Poland, and planned to give her to Afghan authorities.

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