Tuesday, November 29, 2011 – According to local security officials in northern Afghanistan, at least one NATO service member and Afghan child was injured following a roadside bomb explosion in northern Baghlan province.

Gen. Sikar provincial intelligence chief for Baghlan security commandment confirming the report said, the incident took place around 2 pm local time on Tuesday after a NATO-led vehicle belonging to German forces struck with a roadside bomb in central Baghlan district of northern Baghlan province.

Gen. Sikanr further added, the vehicle of the German forces piled up as a result of the explosion which injured one German soldier and an Afghan child who was taken to the provincial hospital for the treatment purposes.

He also said, the highway of Kunduz – Pul-e-Khumri was closed for the traffic due the explosion.

Zabiullah Mujahid a spokesman for the Taliban rebels group claimed the responsibility behind the incident and said, at least 5 International Security Assistance Forces were killed during the explosion.

In the meantime, a health official in provincial hospital Dr. Narmgoi said, a child who was injured during the incident had suffered injuries in his ears and abdomen and was under serious medical follow up.

This comes as another German soldier was injured following a roadside bomb explosion earlier this month in Chaharshanbe Tapa of central Baghlan province.

Report by Ajmal Omeri, Baghlan province


  • Ahmad Shah Ghanizada

    Ahmadshah Ghanizada is the deputy editor in chief for The Khaama Press Agency who manages and overlooks the English edition.