By Hamid Shalizi
KANDAHAR (Reuters) – Two U.S. support members were killed and two some others wounded when their vehicle hit a roadside bomb in Afghanistan’s southern province of Kandahar, the NATO-led Resolute Assist Mission explained in a statement on Saturday.
The support associates had been conducting functions when their armored automobile strike an improvised explosive product in an attack which was claimed by the Taliban.
Despite a winter lull in fighting due to heavy snowfall in the mountains, in which the Islamist Taliban usually rest and regroup ahead of their once-a-year spring offensive, roadside bombs go on to hit Afghan forces and their foreign allies.
A senior Afghan military formal in Kandahar said the incident took place in the district of Dand.
(Reporting by Hamid Shalizi Modifying by Alexander Smith)