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2 ISAF soldiers killed in bombings

2 ISAF soldiers killed in bombings

Sep 26, 2011 - 12:38

MAIDAN SHAHR (PANinfo-icon): Two International Security Assistance Force (ISAFinfo-icon) soldiers were killed in seperate explosions in eastern Afghanistaninfo-icon, the alliance said on Monday.

In a statement, the ISAF said two its soldiers perished in two seperate improvised explosive device (IED) blasts, but it neither disclosed the victims' nationalities nor the exact locations of the incidents.

A Talibaninfo-icon spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, claimed that eight US troops were killed and four others injured in a Taliban attack in the Syedabad district in central Maidan Wardak province.

Dr. Muslim, the Syedabad district chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News a US soldier was killed and three others were wounded in the Shiekhabad bazaar, where the Taliban targetted a US forces’ tank late on Sunday.

The tank was also destroyed, he said, adding one person had been detained in connection with the attack.

So far this year, 454 international troops, including 340 Americans, have been killed in Afghanistan. In 2010, the deadliest for ISAF, 711 foreign servicemembers were killed in the war-hit country.



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