At least 14 civilians, 3 NATO troops killed in Afghan in suicide attack

Monday, October 01, 2012
Kabul: At least 14 people, including three NATO service members, where killed on Monday when a suicide bomber rammed his explosive laden bike into a patrol of Afghan and international forces in eastern Afghanistan.   

NATO service members and their translator, are amongst the person who have been killed, Coalition spokesman Maj. Adam Wojack confirmed. 

NATO-led International Security Assistance Force following a statement announced, “Three International Security Assistance Force service members and an ISAF-contracted interpreter died following a suicide improvised explosive device attack in eastern Afghanistan today.”

Soon after the tragic incident the Taliban has claimed responsibility for the blast.

Remarkably, the blast has came a day after the US death toll in the war in Afghanistan reached 2,000 troops and as relations between NATO forces and their Afghan allies have been pushed to the breaking point by a surge in insider attacks by Afghan allies.

At least 344 NATO service members mostly US troops have been killed in various incidents across the country since the beginning of 2012.

Notably, the incident took place while Afghan and NATO troops were crossing the area.
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