North Atlantic Treaty Organisation commander reaffirms strong support to Afghanistan after Kandahar attack

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation commander reaffirms strong support to Afghanistan after Kandahar attack

The soldiers were traveling in a convoy in the Kandahar region, the ministry said in a statement.

A Romanian soldier from a NATO-led mission was killed and two others wounded in Afghanistan on Friday when a vehicle rigged with explosives crashed into their convoy, the Romanian defense ministry said.

The Romanian Defense Ministry says one of its soldiers with the NATO-led mission in Afghanistan has been killed and two others injured after they were attacked by a vehicle packed with explosives.

But the statement made no mention of fatalities and did not indicate the nationalities of the injured.

Witnesses reported there were wounded soldiers but police spokesman Zia Durrani said he could only confirm that an attack against a convoy of worldwide troops had occurred.


He said "The thoughts and prayers of the entire Resolute Support Mission are with the loved ones of our fallen soldier at this hard time".

No more details of the incident were provided.

One Romanian soldier was killed and two others were injured in Afghanistan after their vehicle was hit by a auto bomb, according to a press release from the Romanian Ministry of Defense.

The Taliban insurgents group claimed responsibility behind the attack amid increasing pressures on the group, specifically after the announcement of the new USA strategy for Afghanistan.

General John Nicholson, who heads up U.S. and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation forces in Afghanistan, condemned the attack and said it was further evidence the Taliban "are not interested in peace".

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