Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Nine people were killed in an attack on a minibus near Kabul

A US Nato soldier in Afghanistan has been killed by two gunmen wearing Afghan army uniform, officials say.

Two other American soldiers were wounded in the incident in eastern Afghanistan, a US official told the Associated Press (AP) news agency.

It is the latest in a series of so-called "green-on-blue" attacks, where men wearing Afghan army uniforms turn their guns on coalition troops.

At least nine civilians were killed in a separate bomb blast near Kabul.

The remote-controlled device hit a minibus in Paghman district on Tuesday. Reports say the intended target could have been a bus carrying Afghan soldiers that had passed moments before.

A man suspected of placing the bomb was arrested after villagers gave a chase, according to AP. Read More