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6 NATO soldiers killed in roadside blast

6 NATO soldiers killed in roadside blast

Jul 09, 2012 - 10:18

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): Six NATOinfo-icon-led soldiers were killed in a roadside bomb attack, claimed by the Talibaninfo-icon, in eastern Afghanistaninfo-icon on Sunday, said the International Security Assistance Force (ISAFinfo-icon) said.

A statement from the multinational force confirmed the soldiers were killed in an improvised explosive device attack in the eastern part of the country. But in line with its policy, ISAF did not reveal identities of the soldiers or the exact location of the incident.

A Taliban spokesperson, Zabiullah Mujahid, said the movement’s members killed the soldiers during an attack  in Kunar province. Nearly 234 foreign soldiers, including 170 Americans, have been killed in Afghanistan so far this year and 170 of them are American soldiers.






Meanwhile, ABC quoted a US official as saying that the victims were American troops. However, he did not have specific details about the incident.





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