Deaths in Afghanistan convoy blast

Three troops and three civilians are killed in sucide attack in Kapisa province.

    Pro-Taliban forces have been resurgent against Afghan and foreign forces in recent months

    A spokesman for Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, a pro-Taliban leader, said his Hezb-e-Islami group had planned the attack.

    Attacks increase

    Suicide bombings are a favoured method of attack for Taliban fighters opposed to the Afghan government and the presence of foreign troops in the country.

    US military officials have said they believe such bomb attacks could rise by 50 per cent this year.

    The attack comes a day after US forces said they killed eight suspected Taliban members in fighting in Uruzgan province.

    The coalition said two of its troops and three Afghan policemen were wounded during the clash.

    The Taliban have been particularly resurgent in southern Afghanistan in recent months.

    Barack Obama, the US president, has committed thousands more American troops to the country in an attempt to push back the Taliban.

    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.