Over 40 Taliban, 4 soldiers killed in S. Afghan clash

06 August, 2017, 01:37 | Author: Chad Mckenzie
  • Helmand province

On Thursday, another soldier was killed outside Kabul and six others were wounded.

It said that another five soldiers and an interpreter were injured; adding that they were in stable condition and being treated at nearby Bagram Airfield, the largest US base in the country.

"The election belongs to all Afghan people not to a specific person", IEC head secretariat, Imam Mohmmad Warimach said.

"Romanian soldiers. returned fire in self-defence and killed the gunman", the statement said, adding that the attacker was a member of the Afghan National Civil Order Police.

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Gen. John Nicholson, the top USA commander in Afghanistan, has ordered the new procedure in releasing casualty tolls, prompting criticism of giving the public less information and transparency.

"The commitment of Georgia as our largest non-NATO contributor is vital to our mission and we are honored to stand beside them under these hard circumstances", Gen. John Nicholson, the dual-hatted top commander of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and USA forces in Afghanistan, said in a statement.

Military officials spoke on Thursday calling 23-year-old Sergeant Jonathon Michael Hunter and 25-year-old Specialist Christopher Michael Harris courageous, disciplined, and compassionate.

He said one police officer was killed at the scene and another who was wounded died later in hospital.

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In June, three American soldiers were killed and seven more wounded in a pair of incidents that took place in the span of a single week, reports Reuters.

The United States has about 8,400 troops in Afghanistan on a dual mission of training, advising and assisting Afghan forces in their fight against the Taliban and conducting counterterrorism operations against groups such as al Qaeda.

In recent weeks, the Taliban have been increasing their attacks on towns and cities across the country.

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