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News, July 2014
4 NATO Soldiers, 2 Afghan Policemen, 10 Civilians Killed in Taliban Suicide Attack, 400 Oil Tankers Torched by Taliban in Kabul outskirts
July 8, 2014
Afghan Suicide Attack Kills 16, Including Four NATO Soldiers
Agence France-Presse | Updated: July 08, 2014 15:04 IST
A Taliban suicide bomber killed 16 people, including 10 civilians and
four NATO soldiers, in an attack in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday,
officials said, as foreign troops wind down their war against the
Taliban Suicide Attack in Central Afghanistan Kills 16
WSJ, Tuesday, July 8, 2014
The Taliban claimed responsibility for a suicide attack Tuesday in central Afghanistan that claimed the lives of 10 civilians, four coalition service members and two Afghan police officers, local and military officials said.
Parwan provincial governor spokesman Waheed Sediqi said a suicide bomber on a motorbike blew himself up Tuesday morning in front of a clinic in the Qalandarkhil area of Bagram district, north of Kabul.
The attack, he said, killed four Czech soldiers serving with the U.S.-led International Security Assistance Force, in addition to killing two policemen and 10 civilians. Eight civilians were wounded, he added.
A coalition spokesman confirmed the four troop deaths, but didn't give the service members' nationality. The military typically doesn't release the names and nationalities of slain service members until their families are notified.
Qalandarkhil is in the vicinity of Bagram Airfield, a major coalition military base north of the capital.
Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said the attack, carried out by a man named Abdullah Ghaznavi, had targeted U.S. Special Operations Forces. The suicide bombing, he said, was preceded by a rocket attack on Bagram Airfield that inflicted "financial losses" on the coalition.
The Taliban frequently make inflated claims about their attacks.
— Habib Khan Totakhil contributed to this article.
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Attackers set fire to hundreds of fuel tanker
trucks in a
parking lot on the outskirts of the
Afghan capital, witnesses said Saturday, prompting angry drivers to
block a major highway to demand reimbursement for their losses.
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