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Suicide bomber kills 3 Czech soldiers on NATO patrol in Afghanistan

05 Aug 2018 TRT World

A suicide attack claimed by the Taliban has killed three NATO Czech soldiers and wounded one US and two Afghan soldiers on a NATO foot patrol in eastern Afghanistan.

US troops listen to a security briefing before leave their base in Logar province, Afghanistan, August 5, 2018.




A suicide bomber killed three Czech soldiers who were on a NATO foot patrol in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, officials said, an attack claimed by the Taliban.One US and two Afghan soldiers were wounded, the NATO Resolute Support mission said in a statement.The attack on a routine foot patrol happened in the Khalazai area of Charikar, capital of Parwan province, local officials said.

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis paid tribute to the "heroes who fought against terrorism so far from home and who were killed by a suicide attacker.""I respect what they did for our country. I am sending my deepest condolences to their families," he tweeted.Eastern Afghanistan, where US Special Forces units have regularly been deployed against militants, remains one of the deadliest areas since the US military ended its main combat operation against the Taliban in 2014.TRT World's

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US Army Gen. John Nicholson, commander of Resolute Support and US Forces-Afghanistan, said of the attack victims: "Their sacrifice will endure in both our hearts and history and further strengthen our resolve."The Taliban claimed responsibility and said it had killed eight "US invaders"."The invaders had to bring three helicopter ambulances to protect their forces," Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said in statement.

Source: Reuters

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