Roadside bomb kills one coalition soldier in Afghan capital

Other News Materials 3 August 2008 13:33 (UTC +04:00)

A roadside bomb struck a US-led coalition military vehicle in eastern outskirts of capital Kabul on Sunday, killing one soldier and wounding another, officials said, dpa reported.

The blast occurred in Bagrami area of Kabul city, police official Ruhellah Talash said.

The US military in main Bagram air base confirmed that one of its soldiers was killed and another wounded in the incident.

No civilian casualties were reported, the statement said. Most of the soldiers severing under coalition banner are from the US.

Zabiullah Mujahid, a self-described Taliban spokesman, took responsibility for that attack and said that the mine was remotely detonated, killing "six American soldiers riding in the vehicle."

Roadside and suicide attacks have become a common tactic for the Taliban militants, who have waged a bloody insurgency to topple the Western-backed Afghan government, almost seven years since their regime was ousted in a US-led military invasion.