4 US-led soldiers injured in eastern Afghanistan

A fatally wounded US army soldier is carried to the Medevac helicopter of the 159th Brigade Task Force Thunder on August 24, 2011.

Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:56AM GMT

At least four US-led soldiers have been injured after their tank came under militant attack in Laghman province in eastern Afghanistan, Press TV reports.

The incident occurred late Sunday when foreign forces’ tank was blown up in an attack in the town of Gharghei in Laghman province, which led to the injury of four US-led troops.

Meanwhile, Afghan Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahed claimed responsibility for the offensive, saying the attack killed three foreign soldiers and wounded three others.

Meanwhile another US-led soldier serving with the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) was killed in a bomb attack in southern Afghanistan on Sunday.

Foreign forces suffer the most casualties in spring and summer when attacks by Taliban militants against NATO troops hit their peak.

The high number of military casualties in Afghanistan has intensified opposition in the United States and other members of the Western military alliance of NATO against the protracted war in the country.

According to independent website icasualties.org, at least 326 US-led forces, most of them Americans, have died in Afghanistan so far this year.

A total of 566 US-led forces died in Afghanistan in 2011.

However, 2010 remains the deadliest year for foreign military casualties, with a death toll of 711.

The United States and its allies invaded Afghanistan in 2001 as part of Washington’s so-called war on terror.