Two US soldiers wounded in deadly Afghanistan attack

A suicide bomber targeted the convoy of the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission in Kabul province late on Thursday evening

Claiming responsibility for the attack, Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, said in a tweet that eight foreign forces had been killed or injured in the attack.

The attack also killed one Georgian soldier and two Afghan civilians.

The Romanian soldier wounded Saturday is being treated at a Kandahar Airfield hospital, while the ANCOP officer is undergoing treatment at an Afghan medical facility, officials said.

"The courageous soldiers of Afghan army and police have foiled Taliban vicious plan to capture control of Gereshk and block the main Kandahar-Herat roadway", the statement said, adding that the road was closed down for hours but it reopened for traffic later Friday.

More than 2,500 members of the Afghan security forces were killed in the first four months of the year and UN figures show a 22 percent increase in security incidents across the country in the first quarter of the year to the highest level since the United Nations started reporting a decade ago.

Abdul Sami Sharifi, the district governor in Qarabagh, said the attacker in Thursday's bombing was riding a motorcycle and rammed the bike into a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation patrol, setting off his explosives.

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So far, nine USA soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan this year.

The Pentagon on Thursday identified the two USA soldiers killed Wednesday in southern Afghanistan when their convoy was hit by a vehicle packed with explosives.

The statement says 23-year-old Sgt. Jonathan Michael Hunter of Columbus, Ind., and 25-year-old Spc.

A Pentagon official says four other US service members were injured. They also claimed an earlier suicide bomber used a motorbike to attack a US convoy in the same area, killing 11 USA troops.

The shops in the targeted building were closed when the attack occurred as Friday is weekly off day in the country.

In recent weeks, the Taliban have been increasing their attacks on towns and cities across the country. The troops are serving in the Resolute Support mission to train, advise and assist Afghan security forces.

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