News

Afghanistan Bombs Kill 4 US Troops, 2 Afghan Policemen

TEXT SIZE - +

Several bomb explosions in Afghanistan, blamed on Taleban insurgents, have killed four American troops and two Afghan policemen, and wounded two U.S. Embassy officials.

A roadside bomb in southern Zabul province killed the four soldiers and wounded three others early Sunday. A U.S. commander, Major-General Jason Kamiya, said the blast would not weaken the resolve of coalition forces.

In another part of the province, two Afghan policemen were killed in a similar blast.

Meanwhile, in the western outskirts of Kabul, a roadside bomb exploded near a convoy of U.S. Embassy vehicles, slightly wounding two officials.

In the southern province of Kandahar, gunmen on motorcycles killed a pro-government cleric, while in the eastern province of Kunar, rebels ambushed two tankers supplying fuel to U.S. military base.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and Reuters.

This forum has been closed.
Comments
     
There are no comments in this forum. Be first and add one

Feature Story

Pro-Russian activists with Russian flag sitting at a barricade at the regional administration building in Donetsk, Ukraine, April 23, 2014.

On The Scene: Brian Padden Reports from East Ukraine

A visit to Donetsk finds residents wary over government’s possible next moves and conflicted over Ukraine's decision to get tough on pro-Russian separatists More