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9 wounded in Panjwai suicide attack

13 Apr 2011 - 11:43
13 Apr 2011 - 11:43

KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): Nine people were wounded during a suicide assault on a convoy of foreign forces in southern Kandahar province, an official said on Wednesday.

The International Security Assistance Force convoy came under attack in Panjwai district on Tuesday night, the governor’s spokesman told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Zalmay Ayubi said the injured included five NATO-led soldiers and four Afghan civilians. The wounded, a child among them, were taken to hospital. They are said to be in stable condition.

But a Taliban spokesman claimed eight foreign troops were killed and five others injured during the suicide bombing in the Taloqan area. He gave no further details.

In Kabul Joint Command’s media office acknowledged injuries to some international soldiers, but denied fatalities. It also confirmed injuries to civilians.

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