Afghanistan blast: Taliban Suicide bomber kills NATO soldier, 6 personnel injured

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 04 August 2017, 02:52 AM
Afghanistan suicide attack - Representative image
Afghanistan suicide attack - Representative image

A NATO soldier was killed and six other personnel were injured when a Taliban suicide bomber attacked a convoy of foreign forces in Afghanistan, the coalition said.

“The patrol was conducting a partnered mission with the Afghan National Army when a personnel-borne IED (improvised explosive device) detonated,” in Qarabagh district in Kabul province,” NATO said in a statement. The Taliban quickly claimed the attack on social media.

Afghanistan has witnessed an increasing rate of bomb blasts and explosions in recent times. 

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With PTI inputs

First Published: Friday, August 04, 2017 02:21 AM
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