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Suicide attack kills three NATO soldiers in Afghanistan: official

Kabul, AFP/PTI | Updated : 05 August 2018, 04:00 PM
Representational image (Photo: PTI)
Representational image (Photo: PTI)

A suicide bomber killed three foreign soldiers in an attack on a patrol in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, NATO's mission in the country said.

"Three Resolute Support service members were killed by a suicide bomber during a combined, dismounted patrol with Afghan forces in eastern Afghanistan," it said in a statement.

A US member of the patrol and two Afghan soldiers were wounded, it said, without giving the nationality of those killed.

The attack by a lone bomber on foot happened at 6 am in the city of Charikar in Parwan province some 60 kilometers north of Kabul, said provincial governor's spokesman Wahida Shahkar.

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The Taliban in a statement claimed responsibility.

The US-led NATO force ended its combat mission in Afghanistan in 2014 and pulled out the bulk of its troops. A 16,000-strong residual force remains for training and counter-terrorism operations.

In July a US soldier was killed and two others wounded in an "apparent insider attack" in southern Afghanistan, NATO said. 

First Published: Sunday, August 05, 2018 03:20 PM
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