4 members of Afghan army injured in bomb attack

By STARS AND STRIPES Published: August 21, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan — An early morning explosion from a remote-controlled bomb wounded four members of the Afghan National Army in eastern Kabul on Thursday.

The incident occurred about 6:30 a.m. near a bus stop frequented by ANA members going to work, said a spokesman for the Afghan Defense Ministry.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the explosion through a spokesman, who claimed three ANA soldiers were killed in the blast. The Taliban frequently exaggerate casualties from their attacks.

Though generally considered safer than many areas of the country, Kabul continues to see sporadic attacks on foreigners, servicemembers with the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force and Afghan security forces. Thursday’s attack comes a day after an ISAF servicemember was stabbed to death in Kabul. That attack occurred near the Kabul airport, police and Interior Ministry spokesmen said.



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