Tuesday, September 18, 2012

3 ISAF soldiers injured in Kunar suicide bombing

ASADABAD (PAN): An Afghan civilian was killed and three foreign troops were wounded as a result of a suicide bombing in eastern Kunar province on Tuesday afternoon, a senior official said.

Governor Syed Fazlullah Wahidi told Pajhwok Afghan News the bombing took place near the Watapur district centre, where NATO-led soldiers were busy overseeing the construction of a bridge. 

Sultan Mohammad, a shopkeeper in the area, was killed and his son injured along with three International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) troops in the explosion, the governor said.

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said nearly a dozen foreign soldiers were killed and eight others injured in the attack, which was carried out by an elderly man.

The ISAF media office in the eastern zone confirmed the assault and injuries to three of its soldiers.

from Pajhwok
by Khan Wali SalarzaionSep 18, 2012 - 18:35

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