Border Police personnel killed, 7 injured in Taliban attack

06 August, 2017, 01:36 | Author: Irene Delgado
  • No mercy on those committing terror acts: Afghan President

A suicide attack on a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation convoy in the southern province of Kandahar on Wednesday left two USA soldiers dead and four others injured.

Governor spokesman Umar Zwak said no security personnel was killed in the suicide vehicle bombing while some injured.

Mohammad Dawood, spokesman for the National Directorate of Security, said the attacks on checkpoints were all beaten back.

Paktia police chief Toryalai Abdiani said security forces took back control of Jani Khil district and killed dozens of Taliban fighters. The Taliban has claimed responsibility.

Prior to those attacks, two Romanian special forces troops were killed and another wounded in May 2016 when a local Afghan policeman opened fire on them.

The blast also killed two Afghan civilians and wounded 11 others, including an Afghan interpreter and three more soldiers from the former Soviet republic, NATO's Resolute Support mission said in a statement early Friday.

The wounded were all in stable condition and being treated in the USA military hospital at the Bagram airfield north of Kabul, Salvin said. He claimed 11 Americans were killed, but the insurgents routinely exaggerate their claims. - AP. The market was closed because of the Muslim weekend and no casualties were reported in the attack.

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Dozens of militants were also wounded during fightings in Gereshk and surrounding areas, according to the statement.

The district has been the scene of heavy fighting in recent weeks between Afghan security forces, backed by USA air support, and the Taliban, who now control roughly 80 percent of Helmand province. Christopher Michael Harris, 25 - were killed in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar when their convoy was attacked with a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED).

The Taliban claimed that attack.

At least 36 people were killed and 42 others wounded last week after a auto bomb struck a bus carrying employees from Afghanistan's ministry of mines and petroleum in western Kabul.

The audacity of Tuesday evening's attack, barely 50 meters (150 feet) from a police station, set off protests the following day.

IS considers Shiite Muslims as apostates and frequently targets them in attacks.

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