Agence France-PresseFebruary 18, 2014 04:19
A roadside bomb has ripped through an Afghan army vehicle in northeastern Afghanistan, killing six soldiers, the defence ministry said Tuesday.
The soldiers were returning to their post after a firefight with a group of militants in Alasay district of Kapisa province late on Monday.
"Unfortunately, their vehicle hit a roadside bomb which killed six soldiers," deputy defence ministry spokesman Gen. Dawlat Waziri told AFP.
"Five militants including their group leader were also killed in the firefight," he said.