Belfast Telegraph

Home News World

Nato soldier killed in attack near Afghan air base

A Nato soldier has been killed in an attack near a major air base in eastern Afghanistan.

The death brings to seven the number of foreign soldiers killed in Afghanistan so far this year, according to an Associated Press tally.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack in a Twitter feed used by the militant group.

Nato said the "enemy attack" happened on Tuesday near Bagram Airfield, 30 miles from the capital Kabul. There were no other details about the attack or nationality of the soldier.

Nato and the US currently have a combined force of about 13,000 in Afghanistan, mostly engaged in training and support following the end of the combat mission last year.

Your Comments

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting?


From Belfast Telegraph