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Turkish engineer killed in Afghanistan

A Turkish engineer has been killed and two of his colleagues have been wounded when their vehicle hit a roadside bomb in Afghanistan’s western province of Herat

Press TV September 8, 2011

The blast took place on Thursday morning in close proximity to Shindand Air Base, currently used by the US-led the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), when the car carrying the Turkish nationals ran over a bomb.

Provincial police Spokesman Abdul Rauf Ahmadi confirmed the incident, and said a Turkish engineer and two employees of a construction company in Shindand district of Herat province were killed on Thursday.

Taliban spokesman Qari Yousuf Ahmadi claimed responsibility for the attack and said six Turkish engineers were killed as a result of the roadside bomb explosion.

Roadside bombs or improvised explosive devices (IEDs) are by far the most lethal weapon used by Taliban militants against foreign and Afghan troops as well as innocent civilians.

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September 8, 2011 - Posted by | Afghanistan, Civilian Contractors, Contractor Casualties, Improvised Explosive Devices | , , , ,

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