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4 Romanian soldiers injured in Kandahar suicide attack

4 Romanian soldiers injured in Kandahar suicide attack

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Sep 15, 2017 - 14:37

KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Four foreign soldiers were wounded in a suicide attack on their convoy in the capital of southern Kandahar province on Friday noon.

According to the governor's office, the blast happened near the Kandahar Airfield on the Spin Boldak road. However, it did not give casualty figures.

Meanwhile a security official told Pajhwok Afghan News on condition of anonymity that four Romanian soldiers were wounded in the explosion.

One NATOinfo-icon tank fell into a nearby canal as a result of the explosion, which caused the Townn Ace-type vehicle used in the attack to catch fire, the source revealed.

Immediately after the bombing, international soldiers cardoned off the area and did not allow journalists to reach the site. Helicopters hovered over the scene.

A statement from the Resolute Support Mission said a small number of its service members were wounded today when the vehicle-borne improvised explosive device targeted their patrol in Kandahar.

The service members were taken to the Kandahar Airfield hospital for treatment.

As usual, the Talibaninfo-icon claimed responsibility for the attack. The group's spokesman Qari Yousaf Ahmadi said seven foreign troops had been killed in the explosion.

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