Roadside bombing injuries 3 NATO soldiers in N. Afghanistan

21:50, November 05, 2010      

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Three foreign soldiers were injured Friday as a roadside bomb went off near their vehicles in northern Afghanistan's Kunduz province, an official with the NATO forces told Xinhua.

The blast occurred around 1 p.m. local time, leaving three troopers with the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) injured while they were on patrol, said Major Bukhary, an official with the press department of ISAF forces in Kunduz city, capital of the province with the same name.

However, he did not disclose the nationalities of soldiers.

Zabiullah Mujahid, a spokesman for Taliban militants, claimed responsibilities in talks with media from undisclosed location, stressing the roadside bomb had been planted by militants and left four foreign troops dead and injured three others.

Kunduz, a peaceful province until early 2009, has been experiencing security incidents over the past several months. Troops mostly from Germany are stationed within the framework of ISAF in the province.

Source: Xinhua


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