Suicide attack near ISAF convoy in Nangarhar
JALALABAD (PAN): A civilian was injured and a vehicle of international troops damaged in a suicide attack in the eastern province of Nangarhar, officials said on Thursday.
The suicide bomber detonated his explosives as a convoy of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) was passing in Bahti Kot district of on Wednesday evening, ISAF’s media office, confirmed the attack.
A military vehicle was damaged, but the international soldiers suffered no casualties, the alliance said in a statement.
A civilian car was also damaged in the blast and its driver was injured, the source, said.
The suicide bomber wanted attack foreign troops but blew himself up before reaching his target, the governor's spokesman, Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, told Pajhwok Afghan News.
No one was killed in the attack, he said.
Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, said two military vehicles were destroyed, 11 soldiers were killed and five others were injured.
A suicide bomber also detonated his explosives before reaching his target two days ago in Sherzad district of the province.
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