Landmines, suicide blasts kill 3 Isaf, 3 Afghan soldiers
21 July, 2012
KABUL: Two Isaf soldiers were killed in separate roadside mine blasts in eastern and southern Afghanistan on Thursday, Isaf said.
Isaf did not provide details about the identity of the soldiers and the exact locations of the incidents, as per its protocol.
A third Isaf soldier died late Wednesday from his injuries inflicted by the blast of an improvised explosive device (IED) in eastern Afghanistan which had earlier killed another Isaf soldier.
According to the iCasualities.org website which keeps track of the foreign soldiers fatalities in Afghanistan and Iraq, 90 US soldiers have been killed in IED blast which is almost fifty percent of its 184 total fatalities since the start 2012.
Meanwhile, three Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers and an Afghan interpreter were killed in a suicide attack on Wednesday afternoon when a vehicle-borne IED detonated near their base in the Baraki Barak district of central Logar province.
The incident happened around 5:30PM when a man detonated the explosives in a small truck at the gate of the joint ANA and Isaf military base, also injuring three other ANA soldiers, according to the ANSO Central security update.
No foreign fatalities were reported, the update said.
According to ANSO, it is the first vehicle-borne IED attack in Logar in 2012.