Afghan bomb attack on US troops
A roadside bomb explosion in eastern Afghanistan has killed one US soldier and injured four others. A US military statement said the blast hit the soldiers’ armoured vehicle in Paktika province, near the border with Pakistan, on Friday. The four wounded were taken to nearby bases for treatment. The statement said one is still in a critical condition.
Around 50 US soldiers have died in Afghan fighting this year, making it the worst of their four-year presence. Full Story