Monday, September 01, 2014


Afghanistan

Roadside Bomb Kills Seven Afghan Soldiers

The Taliban has intensified its assaults both on military and civilian targets in recent months. (file photo)
The Taliban has intensified its assaults both on military and civilian targets in recent months. (file photo)
Seven Afghan soldiers have been killed after their vehicle hit a roadside bomb in the southwestern Farah Province.

Defense Ministry spokesman Zahir Azimi said no other soldiers were seriously wounded in the February 9 blast in Farah's Dilaram district.

He declined to give further details on the explosion.

No group has claimed responsibility for the blast, though Afghan authorities blame Taliban militants for similar attacks.

The Taliban has intensified its assaults both on military and civilian targets in recent months.

Based on reporting by AP, AFP, and RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan

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