- Last Updated: 3:24 AM, July 10, 2012
- Posted: 2:30 AM, July 10, 2012
KABUL — The Taliban yesterday took responsibility for a bomb blast that killed six US troops in eastern Afghanistan, while two suicide attacks killed six militants and two children.
German Brig. Gen. Gunter Katz, a spokesman for the US-led coalition, said that the six troops died Sunday when their armored vehicle struck a bomb, and that another was killed in the south.
Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid claimed responsibility for the bomb attack in Wardak province.
Province police chief Gen. Abdul Qayum Baqizoi said a coalition airstrike later killed a Taliban commander and wounded three insurgents.
Three suicide bombers in a three-wheeled vehicle blew themselves up in Kandahar, killing the two kids.
And police officers gunned down three other suicide bombers as they tried to attack Kandahar’s police headquarters.
In the south, three suicide bombers in a three-wheeled vehicle blew themselves up in Kandahar city yesterday, killing two children. And three other suicide bombers tried to attack the police headquarters but were gunned down by police.