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Four NATO soldiers killed in bomb blast

Text by NEWS WIRES

Latest update : 2009-07-06

Four U.S. soldiers and two elderly Afghan men have been killed in a bomb blast outside the northern town of Kunduz. Three other American soldiers and two Afghans were killed in other incidents amid a spike in violence.

AFP - Four NATO soldiers and two elderly Afghan men were killed in a bomb blast outside the northern town of Kunduz on Monday, police and the alliance said.
  
A senior Afghan intelligence official said the four were Americans but the US military and NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) would not comment on their nationalities.
  
"I can confirm that four ISAF soldiers were killed," an ISAF officer said on condition of anonymity. They died "due to an improvised bomb explosion in northern Afghanistan".
  
Their vehicles were hit by a blast as they crossed over a bridge while travelling by convoy in Kunduz province's Khan Abad district, provincial intelligence chief General Abdul Majid Azimi told AFP.
  
The men were US nationals who were training the police, he said.
  
Kunduz police chief Abdul Razaq Yaqoubi said there was an explosion "as a result of which unfortunately two elderly men and four foreign nationals were killed."
  
Two children were also wounded, he said.
  
"We went to the area and we helped evacuate the bodies into cars. All I can say is there were four foreign nationals, soldiers, killed. I don't know about their nationality."
  

Date created : 2009-07-06

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