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Two US soldiers killed in convoy attack in Afghanistan

Two US soldiers were killed and four others wounded in Wednesday’s attack near an airport in Kandahar, capital of Afghanistan’s southern province of Kandahar, NATO’s Resolute Support (RS) said Thursday.

“Resolute Support can confirm that two US soldiers were killed and four US soldiers were wounded in an attack on a NATO convoy in Kandahar Province yesterday afternoon,” it said in a statement.

The attack occurred after a suicide car bombing struck the convoy in Shoorandam which is located in Police District 5 on the outskirts of Kandahar.The wounded soldiers were receiving treatment at a coalition medical facility, the statement said, adding “their wounds are not considered life threatening.”

Gen. John Nicholson, commander of RS and US forces in Afghanistan, has offered condolences to the families of the victims.

Taliban militant group has claimed responsibility for the attack. No Afghan civilian was harmed as the bombing took place in a less populated area in the city, 450 km south of Afghan capital Kabul, according to local police. Currently, around 13,000 foreign troops remain in Afghanistan to train and assist local security forces in their fight against the insurgents.

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