4 Afghan soldiers wounded as vehicle hits roadside bomb

20:43, September 20, 2010      

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Four Afghan soldiers received injuries as their vehicle ran over a mine in the eastern Khost province on Monday, an army officer in the province said.

"A mine planted by militants struck a vehicle of national army, wounding four soldiers slightly in Musa Khil district at 01:00 p.m. today," Mohammad Israr told Xinhua.

The vehicle was carrying ballot boxes to the provincial capital Khost city when faced the blast, but there was no damage to the ballot boxes, he emphasized.

Afghanistan's second parliamentary election was held amid tight security on Saturday as Taliban militants vowed to derail it.

Taliban-linked activities left 15 dead including three policemen and injured over 50 others on the election day elsewhere in Afghanistan.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:王寒露)

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