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2 Italian soldiers injured in Shindand blast

2 Italian soldiers injured in Shindand blast

Apr 14, 2013 - 16:53

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): Two Italian soldiers were injured when a home-made bomb ripped through their vehicle in Shindand district of western Herat province on Sunday, an Iranian TV reported.

Press TV said the Talibaninfo-icon had claimed responsibility, saying it was part of their 'spring offensive'.

The TV said International Security Assistance Force (ISAFinfo-icon) also confirmed the attack that came a day after militants fired rockets at the biggest US military base in eastern Nangarhar province

Italy has 3067 soldiers in Afghanistaninfo-icon and 47 have been killed so far.

On April 12, a dozen Afghan army troops were killed when a large number of insurgents launched a multiple direction attack on an outpost in Kunar that borders Pakistaninfo-icon.



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