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Suicide attack hits foreign troops in Kandahar

Suicide attack hits foreign troops in Kandahar

Dec 09, 2010 - 12:09

 KABUL(PAN): A suicide bomber blew himself up near foreign soldiers in the southern province of Kandahar, spiritual base of the Taliban movement, NATO and militants said on Thursday.

The suicide bombing took place in Maiwand district, the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) Public Affairs Office in Kabul told Pajhwok Afghan News.

However, the multinational force had no information about casualties, saying it was investigation the incident. A woman was injured in the explosion.

In separate statements, the NATO-led force said three of its soldiers were killed in southern Afghanistan on Wednesday and Thursday.

Meanwhile, a Taliban spokesman, Qari Yousuf Ahmad, said the suicide assault was carried out in the Chalgazi Karez area of Maiwand by Farid Ahmad, a resident of Kandahar late on Wednesday.

Farid Ahmad graduated from 12th grade and could speak English fluently. He spoke to foreign soldiers, the rebel mouthpiece said. When troops gathered around him, Ahmad detonated his explosives.

More than 10 US soldiers were killed in the attack, the Taliban spokesman claimed. However, ISAF rejected the assertion as groundless.