Roadside bomb wounds 3 Polish soldiers in S Afghanistan

15:19, May 02, 2010      

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Three Polish soldiers sustained injuries as a roadside bomb struck their vehicle in Ghazni province south Afghanistan, an Afghan senior army officer in the province General Rajab Ali Rashid said Sunday. "The Polish soldiers were on patrol in Asfandi area, a suburb of Ghazni city, the capital of Ghazni province Saturday night when a roadside bomb struck their military vehicle wounding three soldiers," Ali Rashid told Xinhua.

Rashid who is commander of a Battalion in Ghazni province also added that a military vehicle was damaged due to the blast.

More than 1,500 Polish soldiers have been serving in Afghanistan within the framework of NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) to help stabilize security in the war-torn country.

Attacks against Afghan security forces and NATO-led troops have been on rise since beginning this year as on Saturday a soldier with NATO was killed in east Afghanistan, the alliance said in a statement without mentioning the victim's nationality.

Since beginning of this year, more than 170 soldiers of NATO- led forces with majority of whom Americans have been killed in Afghanistan.

Source: Xinhua


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