Afghanistan blasts kill 7 troops

Nearly 300 Afghan police and soldiers have been killed by insurgents in June.

At least seven Afghan troops have been killed and dozens wounded in two powerful explosions in Afghanistanâ„¢s southern province of Uruzgan, Press TV reports.

The local officials say the incidents took place on Monday, adding that in the first attack, a motorcycle packed with an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) went off in Khas district of Uruzgan, leaving seven Afghan soldiers dead and two wounded.

Another incident happened in the capital of Tarinkot, after a bomb attached to a bicycle was detonated, wounding three police officers and nine civilians.

No groups have claimed responsibilities for the attacks, though Afghan authorities blame Taliban for such incidents.

The two blasts came after a powerful roadside bomb explosion in the troubled southern Afghanistan, which claimed the lives of at least four members of the Afghan National Army.

There has been a surge in casualties among Afghan local forces in recent months.

Afghanistanâ„¢s interior ministry announced on July 1, that insurgents had killed nearly 300 Afghan local and national police in June.

Roadside bombs and improvised explosive devices are by far the most lethal weapons Taliban militants use against Afghan forces, foreign troops, and civilians.


Republished with permission from: Press TV