Bomb attack injures 3 US-led soldiers in Afghanistan
Three US-led soldiers have been wounded in a bomb attack that hit a tank in Afghanistan’s southern province of Kandahar
Afghan security sources said the attack was carried out in Daman District overnight. Local officials say the tank hit a roadside bomb.
The attack came after one US soldier was killed and ten Polish troopers were wounded in an attack on a US-Polish base in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Ghazni.
The Taliban militant group claimed responsibility for the Wednesday attack.
In another incident in western Afghanistan, militants killed another foreign soldier. The soldier’s nationality is still unknown.
Taliban militants have vowed to use ‘every possible tactic’ to inflict casualties on Afghan and US-led forces.
At least 120 US-led foreign forces have been killed in Afghanistan so far in 2013. Most of the slain soldiers are American.
According to the website icasualties.org, 3,369 US-led soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan since the US-led invasion of the country in 2001.
The rising death toll of US-led foreign forces in Afghanistan has prompted growing opposition to the Afghan war in NATO member states and other countries that have contributed troops to the military occupation.