Two Spanish soldiers killed in suicide blast

The Spanish defence ministry has announced the death of two Spanish soldiers serving in Afghanistan. The two were killed and another injured in a suicide explosion near the western city of Herat.


Two Spanish soldiers were killed and another critically wounded by a suicide bomber in Herat, western Afghanistan, the Spanish Defence Ministry said Sunday.

"Two Spanish soldiers were killed and another was critically wounded in an attack south of Herat," a ministry spokesman said.

Defence Minister Carme Chacon would speak to the media about the incident at noon Sunday, he added.

Earlier Sunday Afghan police said one foreign soldier had been killed and five wounded when a suicide attacker rammed an explosives-filled minivan into a NATO-led convoy.

NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) confirmed the attack but was unable to give details or nationalities.

Police said the troops involved were Italians. Italy has 2,350 soldiers in ISAF, most of them based in Herat.

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