Wednesday, 02 August 2017 14:16
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Afghan Violence: Attack Hits NATO Convoy in Kandahar Afghan Violence: Attack Hits NATO Convoy in Kandahar

An attack on a NATO convoy near an airport in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar injured an unknown number of troops Wednesday, according to the military alliance. Reuters and The Associated Press reported that a suicide bomber hit the troops on the edge of town.

A spokesman for NATO's Resolute Support Mission, which trains and advises Afghan forces, did not immediately confirm the number and severity of the casualties, or the type of attack.

"We are working to gather additional information as quickly as possible and will release more details as appropriate," it said in a statement.

The airport in Kandahar is home to a major military base for international troops helping Afghan security forces.

The combined U.S. and NATO troop contingent currently in Afghanistan is about 13,500. The White House is deciding whether to send about 4,000 or more U.S. soldiers to Afghanistan in an attempt to stem Taliban gains.

 

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