Taliban suicide attack kills 2 soldiers in eastern Afghanistan

08:29, December 06, 2010      

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A Taliban suicide bomber killed two Afghan soldiers and injured four others in Gerdez city, the capital of Paktia province in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, police said.

"A suicide bomber blew himself up at 02:10 p.m. local time, killing two soldiers and wounding four others, all personnel of Afghan national army," deputy to provincial police chief Ghulam Dastgir told Xinhua.

Another official who declined to be identified said that the casualties could be higher as the blast happened in a bazaar close to Afghan military base and frequented by Afghan and foreign troops.

Meanwhile, a Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid told media via telephone from undisclosed location claimed responsibility, saying a Taliban fighter named Gul Rasoul blew himself up in a bazaar next to the gate of a military compound, leaving over a dozen Afghan and foreign soldiers dead.

Source: Xinhua

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