Kabul attack carried by Taliban suicide bomber

An explosion which killed an American and an Afghan soldier on an army base in Kabul this week was carried out by a suicide bomber, U.S. army confirmed.

Kabul attack carried by Taliban suicide bomber

An explosion which killed an American and an Afghan soldier on an army base in Kabul this week was carried out by a suicide bomber, U.S: army confirmed after Taliman claims of the attack.

On Monday, NATO said one of its service members had died and several had been wounded in an explosion on an Afghan army base in the capital but gave no details. One Afghan soldier was also killed in the blast and three were wounded.

Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said the attack was carried out by a Taliban infiltrator, who struck while foreign advisors were training Afghan troops.

The U.S. Defense Department has now confirmed it was a suicide attack.

"Sergeant Robert J. Barrett, 20, of Fall River, Massachusetts, died April 19 in Kabul, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when a suicide bomber attacked his unit," the department said in a statement.

NATO efforts to train Afghan forces have been plagued in recent months by Afghan soldiers and police turning weapons on their trainers, and infiltrators gaining access to compounds meant to be secure.

The latest attack is the second in recent months in which a fighter has managed to penetrate a military base and kill foreigners.

Reuters

Last Mod: 24 Nisan 2010, 17:11
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