NATO soldier injured in suicide attack in northern Afghan province

14:35, August 05, 2010      

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A soldier of NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) sustained injury in the suicide car bomb attack that rocked Imam Sahib district in Kunduz province north of Afghanistan on Thursday, spokesman of the alliance in the province said. "One ISAF soldier was slightly injured and two vehicles were partially damaged in attack in Imam Sahib district this morning," Lieutenant Colonel Weber told Xinhua.

However, he did not make more comment.

Earlier, deputy to provincial police chief in Kunduz province Abdul Rahman Haqtash in talks with Xinhua confirmed that a suicide car bomb against the joint patrol of Afghan and NATO-led troops in Imam Sahib district occurred at 07:30 a.m. local time, and left seven persons including six Afghan policemen dead and injured 11 others, all civilians.

He also confirmed that two NATO vehicles were damaged in the incident.

More than 4,000 German troops with majority of them stationed in Kunduz province have been serving in Afghanistan within the framework of NATO-led International Security Assistance Force ( ISAF) to help stabilize security in the militancy-ridden country.

A relatively peaceful province in north Afghanistan, Kunduz has been the scene of spiraling Taliban-linked insurgency since beginning this year.

Source: Xinhua


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