British soldier dies in Afghan blasts

A British soldier has been killed and several others wounded in two explosions that rocked two military bases in the Afghan capital, Kabul.

    Peacekeepers are increasingly being attacked in Afghanistan

    Officials of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said the twin blasts took place on Wednesday outside the UK and German military camps.

    "Initial reports indicate one of our British comrades lost his life and there were several injuries," Major-General Andrew Leslie said.

    Witnesses said at least four British soldiers had been wounded in the blast at the UK military camp.

    "I saw four wounded soldiers and one of their Afghan translators being carried away from the car that exploded," a witness said.

    Unending attacks

    The explosion occurred a day after another explosion set off by a human bomb killed a Canadian soldier and an Afghan civilian elsewhere in the city.

    Wednesday's blasts are the latest in a series of attacks on international peacekeepers in trouble-torn Afghanistan.

    Recent months have witnessed a sharp rise in the number of attacks, fuelling speculations the Taliban- ousted from power by US-led forces in December 2001 - and remnants of the al-Qaida are regrouping in Afghanistan's mountainous countryside.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    Heron Gate mass eviction: 'We never expected this in Canada'

    Hundreds face mass eviction in Canada's capital

    About 150 homes in one of Ottawa's most diverse and affordable communities are expected to be torn down in coming months

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    In 1959, a year before Nigeria's independence, a 23-year-old student helped colour the country's identity.