Afghan double suicide attack kills three Nato troops
[Dawn] A double suicide kaboom killed three NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. A cautionary tale of cost-benefit analysis....
soldiers in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday, Afghan and Western officials said.
NATO's US-led International Security Assistance Force said three of its troops died in an "insurgent attack" in the east but gave no further details in line with policy.
A Western military official told AFP on condition of anonymity that the three soldiers were killed in a suicide attack in Asad Abad, the capital of Kunar province
... which is right down the road from Chitral. Kunar is Haqqani country.....
The nationalities of the soldiers were not disclosed, but American troops provide the bulk of the NATO mission in Kunar, a flashpoint for Taliban and other gunnies on the Pakistain-Afghanistan border.
Local police chief, Mohammad Aywaz Naziri, told AFP that two snuffies wearing boom jackets blew themselves up as a group of foreign troops walked to the nearby governor's compound.
"This morning two jacket wallahs targeted US soilders... who were walking from their base to the governor's compound," Naziri said. One Afghan was also killed in the blast, he added.
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