Explosion kills Afghan contractor of U.S. forces, wounds 2 others in Afghanistan
An Afghan contractor with U.S. -led international troops was killed and two others sustained injuries as a bomb exploded in the back of their car in Khost city capital of Khsot province of eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, an official said, Xinhua reported.
"It occurred at around 10:00 a.m. local time when Hajji Mirza Ali a contractor who supplies non-military items for U.S. -led Coalition forces in Khost was killed and two others were injured as a bomb went off inside their car,"Amir Badsha Mangal Director of Provincial Health Department told Xinhua.
He also said that two others including one child got wounded in the incident.
In another incident on Friday, an Afghan national interpreter with U.S. -led Coalition Forces was killed in Khost city in which two others were wounded.
Zabihullah Mujahid, the purported Taliban spokesman claimed responsibility for Friday's attack, saying it was a "punishment" for those working for government and international troops.
Taliban militants warned all Afghans to stop working and supporting the Afghan government and its international backers including NATO and U.S. -led forces in the country.