Donkey bomber kills 3 Nato soldiers in Afghanistan

July 23, 2013 | By More

July 23, – Nato’s International Security Assistance Force confirmed three casualties in a bombing in eastern Afghanistan but gave no details.

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A suicide bomber rode a donkey on Tuesday into an Afghan and Nato military convoy, killing three Western soldiers and their Afghan interpreter, officials said.

Afghan authorities said the attack happened in Wardak province, a hotbed of the Taleban insurgency just south of the capital Kabul.

Ataullah Khogyani, a spokesman for the provincial administration, told AFP that a suicide bomber, riding a donkey, blew himself up and killed three Nato soldiers and their Afghan interpreter.

Four Afghan soldiers who were also in the convoy in Sayedabad district were wounded.

The Taleban claimed responsibility. The group’s spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said the convoy stopped “in a tiny road in Sayedabad and was targeted by a suicide attacker.”

Along with roadside bombings, suicide attacks — often carried out by multiple insurgents storming buildings and government facilities in big cities — are the group’s main tactic.

Wardak is traversed by the highway between Kabul and Afghanistan’s southern and western provinces, including the key city of Kandahar in the south.

Press journalist for HRO media – Dawar Shah reports from the region.

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