Two more suicide attacks in Afghanistan

untitled3.bmpKANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) – Two suicide bombers targeted Afghan and U.S.-led coalition troops in Afghanistan on Monday, amid a wave of such attacks before NATO takes over security in the country’s violent south.

Two coalition troops and one Afghan army soldier were wounded. The identities of the foreign troops were not given.

One bomber detonated explosives in a vehicle as a coalition convoy passed outside the southern city of Kandahar, where Canadian troops form the bulk of coalition forces.

 

In the second attack, a motorcycle bomber blew himself up in the western province of Farah, a forces statement said. Police and Afghan soldiers came under small arms fire from militants as they approached the scene and one Afghan soldier was wounded.

The attacks come just two days after twin suicide attacks killed seven people in Kandahar, a stronghold of Taliban militants and one of six provinces which will come under NATO control on July 31.

Violence has risen steeply in Afghanistan in recent months particularly in the south where hundreds of militants and civilians have been killed, as well as more than 20 foreign soldiers.

Militants on Monday also attacked a police station in Farah, firing off hundreds of rocket-propelled grenades before retreating, and killed two local employees of international aid agency World Vision, in neighboring Ghor province.

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) – Two suicide bombers targeted Afghan and U.S.-led coalition troops in Afghanistan on Monday, amid a wave of such attacks before NATO takes over security in the country’s violent south.

Two coalition troops and one Afghan army soldier were wounded. The identities of the foreign troops were not given.

One bomber detonated explosives in a vehicle as a coalition convoy passed outside the southern city of Kandahar, where Canadian troops form the bulk of coalition forces.

 

In the second attack, a motorcycle bomber blew himself up in the western province of Farah, a forces statement said. Police and Afghan soldiers came under small arms fire from militants as they approached the scene and one Afghan soldier was wounded.

The attacks come just two days after twin suicide attacks killed seven people in Kandahar, a stronghold of Taliban militants and one of six provinces which will come under NATO control on July 31.

Violence has risen steeply in Afghanistan in recent months particularly in the south where hundreds of militants and civilians have been killed, as well as more than 20 foreign soldiers.

Militants on Monday also attacked a police station in Farah, firing off hundreds of rocket-propelled grenades before retreating, and killed two local employees of international aid agency World Vision, in neighboring Ghor province.

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