“An ANA convoy traveling from Sarkani to Jalal Abad sustained two IED detonations wounding six soldiers and damaging one Hilux truck just east of the Now Abad Bridge, Narang District, Kunar Province.” — Source: 3/3 Command Chronology for the Period 01 January to 30 June 2005
Blast in East Afghanistan wounds 10 Afghan soldiers
29 Mar 2005
ASADABAD, Afghanistan, March 29 (Reuters) – A roadside bomb wounded at least ten Afghan National Army soldiers in the eastern province of Kunar on Tuesday, an official reported.
The soldiers were travelling near Asadabad, the provincial capital of Kunar, when the blast happened, said Mohammad Anwar, an officer with the national army in the province.
“I do not know the condition of the wounded,” Anwar said, accusing Taliban fighters of carrying out the attack with a remote control detonator.
The blast comes a day after four civilians, including one Filipino, were hurt in a similar explosion in the capital Kabul.
And last Saturday four American soldiers were killed by a landmine in Logar province, 40 km (25 miles) south of Kabul. It was unclear if the mine was a newly planted or one of the thousands left from the last quarter century of conflict.
Taliban spokesmen claimed responsibility for both the Kabul and Logar attacks.
Taliban activity had dropped during the winter, but, with the onset of spring, more attacks are expected.
Taliban guerrillas are mostly active in the southern and eastern areas along the border with Pakistan.
U.S.-led forces toppled the Taliban government after it refused to hand over al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden, the mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States.
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