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2 US soldiers wounded in Nangarhar suicide attack

2 US soldiers wounded in Nangarhar suicide attack

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Aug 08, 2016 - 18:59

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Two US soldiers were wounded when a NATOinfo-icon forces’ convoy came under a suicide attack in Behsud district of eastern Nangarhar province on Monday, an official said. 

The Nangharhar governor’s spokesman, Attaullah Khogyani, told Pajhwok Afghan News the car bomb attack targeted the coalition forces in Akhondzada Saheb area on the outskirts of Behsud district centre at around 5:00pm.

He said the attacker was in a Corolla car rigged with explosives that partially damaged one of the NATO vehicles. Only the suicide bomber was killed in the blast.

A resident of the area, Faridullah Sahel, told Pajhwok: “The suicide bombing took place on the Ring Road.” He was unaware about any casualties.

" Two U.S. soldiers suffered minor injuries when their vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device near Jalalabad in the early evening of Monday, 08 August. The soldiers were conducting a force protection patrol when their vehicle was struck. We are still gathering information regarding this event."). a NATO spokesman in Kabulinfo-icon told Pajhwok.

There has been no word from Talibaninfo-icon insurgents on the suicide bombing.

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