Afghan suicide attack kills one, wounds three


A suicide bomber targeted NATO troops in a remote district of Afghanistan near the Pakistan border on Tuesday, wounding three Western soldiers and killing an Afghan civilian, officials said. A spokesman for the US-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) confirmed the incident in Watapur district of Kunar province shortly before 5:00 pm (1230 GMT).
“Some ISAF soldiers were fixing a bridge in Watapur and they were engaged by a suicide IED (improvised explosive device) attack, we believe, which resulted in three ISAF casualties — one fairly serious and two not so serious,” the spokesman said, adding that the wounded had been evacuated. He said no NATO soldiers were killed. Afghan officials said American troops were on the road searching vehicles when a suicide bomber blew himself up alongside them.