North Atlantic Treaty Organisation soldier killed in Afghanistan convoy attack: coalition

Helmand province

A suicide bomb attack in Afghanistan killed two American troops on Wednesday as they traveled in a convoy near the airport in southern Kandahar city, the US military said, in a strike claimed by the Taliban insurgency.

Meanwhile, one North Atlantic Treaty Organisation soldier and three civilians were killed in the second suicide attack to target a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation convoy in Afghanistan in as many days, officials said on Friday.

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid told The Associated Press over the phone on Friday that one of its fighters from Takhar province carried out the attack at 8 p.m.in Qarabagh. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.

"The Afghan people want peace".

Separately, a suicide car-bomb took place in the Gerishk district and fighting was underway in the vicinity of the district, district chief Mohammad Salem Rodi said.

"The advisers had completed a scheduled law enforcement training and were preparing to return to base when they were attacked by a member of the Afghan National Civil Order Police", the statement said.

The wounded service personnel, three Georgians, two Americans and a local interpreter, were being treated at a US military hospital at Bagram airfield and were in stable condition, the statement said.

According to the statement, one Romanian soldier, as well as one Afghan police officer were injured and sent to medical facilities.

An estimated 8,400 USA troops are serving in Afghanistan, where they train and advise the Afghan military in the fight against the Taliban and the ISIS affiliate in that country. Christopher Michael Harris, 25 - were killed in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar when their convoy was attacked with a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED).

The Taliban control at least 80 per cent of Helmand province and have intensified attacks in neighbouring Uruzgan and Kandahar provinces.

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