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Soviet soldier seeks asylum in W. Germany

A Soviet soldier interned in Switzerland after being captured by Afghan guerrillas has escaped to West Germany and has asked for political asylum there, according to the Swiss Foreign Ministry. The soldier was 1 of 8 Soviets held in the military detention camp in Zugerberg south of Zurich. The soldier had escaped July 8 and had applied for asylum in Freiburg, West Germany, officials said.