Eight Afghan soldiers killed in bomb blast

In Afghanistan, eight soldiers were killed in a bomb blast in Gandumak area of Shirzad district today. A statement issued by the provincial government said soldiers were killed when the terrorists detonated an explosive-laden military vehicle.

The statement further said that the security forces also found another explosive-laden vehicle from the same district that the militants were attempting to detonate in the provincial capital Jalalabad city. The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the blast.