Georgian soldier killed in latest Afghan attack — United States military

Randolph Lopez
Августа 6, 2017

Also on Friday, Afghan forces battled Taliban fighters in Greshk district, one of the most heavily fought-over areas in the southern province of Helmand, where the insurgents have control of nine of 14 districts, according to United States figures.

Afghan security forces retook a district centre in the eastern province of Paktia on Friday, following a sequence of fighting with Taliban insurgents that has seen control over a series of strong points change hands in recent days.

As we reported Wednesday, the Taliban claimed one of its militants carried out a suicide attack with a truck packed with explosives.

US military commanders in Afghanistan have asked for several thousand additional troops, but the request is stalled in Washington, where Trump has expressed skepticism over extending the American commitment.

"A wounded Romanian soldier is being treated at Kandahar Airfield medical facilities", Resolute Support said, adding that another ANCOP member was wounded in the crossfire and is being treated at an Afghan medical facility.

The incident occurred in Qarabagh district outside the capital, Kabul.

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Helmand Governor spokesman Omar Zwak said clashes were ongoing between security forces and four militants at a market in Gereshk district.

The day before, a suicide attacker hit a convoy on the edge of the southern city of Kandahar, killing two US soldiers and wounding another four. The troops are serving in the Resolute Support mission to train, advise and assist Afghan security forces.

Meanwhile, Zwak said that at least five security force members were killed when a auto bomb blastoccurred close to their outpost in the district on Thursday evening.

And earlier this week, a suicide bomber and gunman attacked a Shiite mosque in the western city of Herat left 32 people were dead and 66 wounded.

IS considers Shiite Muslims as apostates and frequently targets them in attacks.

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