Suicide blast kills 3 NATO soldiers in Afghanistan

Deadliest assault on US-led NATO troops in months.

Kabul: A suicide attack claimed by the Taliban killed three foreign soldiers on patrol in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, the deadliest assault on US-led NATO troops for many months. “Three Resolute Support service members were killed by a suicide bomber during a combined, dismounted patrol with Afghan forces,” NATO’s Resolute Support mission said.
A US member of the patrol and two Afghan soldiers were wounded, it said, without giving the nationality of those killed. “Resolute Support has a policy of never publishing the nationality of victims before it is made public by the relevant authorities,” the Resolute Support mission added.

It was a tactical blast: Taliban

The attack by a lone bomber on foot happened in Charikar in Parwan province in Kabul, provincial governor’s spokesman Wahida Shahkar said. The Taliban in a statement claimed responsibility, saying they killed or wounded eight American soldiers in a ‘tactical explosion’.

(With agency inputs)

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