Bomb attack claims three lives in eastern Afghanistan
At least one policeman and two civilians have been killed after a bomber targeted a security vehicle in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Logar, local government officials say.
Logar province spokesman Din Mohammad Darwesh said the attack took place in the provincial capital of Pul-e- Alam on Tuesday.
Sources say at least eight people were wounded in the deadly attack. The injured were transferred to a nearby hospital for necessary medical treatment.
Also on Tuesday, a US-led foreign soldier was killed in a militant attack in the country’s troubled east.
The nationality of the slain soldier and the exact location of the attack have not been released yet. But mostly Americans are stationed in eastern parts of the war-torn country.
Since the start of 2013, more than 115 foreign soldiers have lost their lives in Afghanistan.
Despite the Afghan government's operations against Taliban militants and associated groups, they have still been able to spread their influence in various regions of the war-torn country.
There has been no letup in the Taliban attacks on US-led foreign troops across Afghanistan. US-led troops and Afghan forces hence are falling prey to Taliban attacks on an almost daily basis.
In late April, the Taliban announced the start of their annual "offensive" against US-led and Afghan forces, vowing a new wave of attacks across Afghanistan.
The militant group said it would use "every possible tactic" to inflict casualties on Afghan and US-led forces. They specifically mentioned insider and bomb attacks.
The United States and its allies invaded Afghanistan in 2001 as part of Washington’s so-called war on terror. The offensive removed the Taliban from power, but the country is still gripped by insecurity.
Over a decade of the costly US-led war in Afghanistan has failed to end militancy in the country and the US, which has thousands of troops on the ground in Afghanistan, is now trying to sit down for talks with Taliban militants.