One killed, 6 injured in suicide attack on NATO troops in Afghanistan
The attack took place Thursday evening in Qarabagh District, Kabul province, according to the press service of Operation Resolute Support, NATO’s mission in Afghanistan.
Qarabagh is located about 30 miles (50 km) north of the city of Kabul, near Bagram Airbase, the largest US base in Afghanistan.
One RS Soldier killed and 6 personnel (5 troops & 1 interpreter) wounded Thursday night when their patrol was attacked by a suicide bomber. pic.twitter.com/9l60Rl1fjG— Resolute Support (@ResoluteSupport) August 3, 2017
The nationality or identity of the casualties has yet to be announced.
Resolute Support is a NATO-led mission to “train, advise, and assist” Afghan government forces, who are currently fighting the resurgent Taliban almost 16 years since the US invasion to overthrow the Islamist group.
The patrol was on a “partnered mission” with Afghan forces when it was attacked by a “personnel-borne IED”, meaning improvised explosive device, the NATO mission said.
All of the wounded are “listed in stable condition.”
On Wednesday, two US soldiers were killed and four were wounded in a Taliban attack on a convoy in the southern Kandahar province.
While the Pentagon has not yet released their names, they were identified in the media as Sergeant Jonathon Michael Hunter and Specialist Christopher Harris.