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Italian troops attacked in Farah, 4 injured

Italian troops attacked in Farah, 4 injured

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May 27, 2013 - 15:23

FARAH CITY (PANinfo-icon): Two Italian soldiers and as many Afghan civilians were injured when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden car near a convoy of the US-led troops in the western province of Farah on Monday, officials said.

The attack took place around 8:30am in the Kansak area of Bala Baluk district, the governor’s spokesman, Abdul Rahman Zhwandai, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

The attacker targeted a military convoy of foreign troops, injuring two soldiers and as many civilians, he said, adding an ISAFinfo-icon vehicle in the convoy was damaged.

A child and an old man were brought to the Farah Civil Hospital in injured condition, confirmed the hospital chief, Dr. Abdul Hakim Rassuli. They are in stable condition, he said.

ISAF confirmed a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device ripped through an ISAF convoy in western Afghanistaninfo-icon.

“There were no ISAF casualties resulting from the incident,” ISAF said in response to an email from Pajhwok.

A Talibaninfo-icon spokesman, Qari Yousuf Ahmadi, said the attacker detonated his explosives-laden car near a convoy of Italian soldiers, killing five of them and injuring several others.

Bala Baluk district chief Mullahinfo-icon Syed Mohammad confirmed the incident, saying a foreign soldier was injured in the blast.

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