Afghanistan: Taliban suicide bomber strikes occupation convoy

Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune

“A suicide bomber struck a NATO convoy near the southern Afghan city of Kandahar on Wednesday, the U.S. military said, adding that there were casualties but without providing more information. The Taliban promptly took responsibility for the attack, and a spokesman for the insurgents said the bombing allegedly killed 15 soldiers — a claim that appeared exaggerated as many similar Taliban claims have been in the past. Lt. Damien E. Horvath, a military spokesman, could not say how many casualties there were, or provide their nationalities. The NATO mission, known as Resolute Support, ‘can confirm that a NATO convoy was attacked in Kandahar. The attack did cause casualties,’ he said.” (08/02/17)