Taliban claims deadly attack in eastern Afghanistan
The Taliban claimed responsibility Wednesday for a rocket attack in eastern Afghanistan that killed four soldiers from NATO-led coalition forces, dpa reported.
An International Security Assistance Force spokesman, Captain Luca Carneil, confirmed the four were killed "in an indirect attack" late Tuesday.
He did not specify the nationalities of the deceased soldiers or the exact location of the incident.
An Afghan official in Parwan province said that the coalition soldiers on patrol were targeted by a rocket outside Bagram airbase.
The Taliban said in a statement that its fighters had fired two rockets on Bagram airbase, and that six people were also wounded in the attack.
The incident came on the day that the Taliban opened a political office in Qatar to hold peace talks with the Afghan government.