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4 ISAF soldiers wounded in Baghlan blast

4 ISAF soldiers wounded in Baghlan blast

Jun 02, 2011 - 14:27

PUL-I-KHUMRI (PANinfo-icon): Four international servicemembers were injured in a roadside bombing in the northern province of Baghlan, officials said on Thursday.

The incident took place at 10am when a military vehicle of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAFinfo-icon) struck a roadside bomb in the Anarkhel area of Baghlan-i-Markazi district.

The commander of 209th Shaheen Military Corps, Zalmay Weesa, told Pajhwok Afghan News one of the wounded soldiers was in critical condition.

Foreign troops cordoned off the area and did not allow people to pass by, said villager Gul Murad, 34.

ISAF confirmed the improvised explosive device attack, Talibaninfo-icon's weapon of choice. However, the alliance gave no information regarding casualties.

A Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, claimed responsibility for the bomb attack, saying five foreign soldiers were killed and as many injured.



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