US soldier injured in Afghan explosion
BAGRAM AIR BASE: Another US soldier was wounded in Afghanistan as militants appear to be using improvised bombs rather than rockets or ambushes to attack US troops, a US military spokesman said Saturday.
“It appears that they have started to use that tactic,” US Lieutenant Colonel Bryan Hilferty told reporters at the coalition’s Bagram Air Base headquarters north of Kabul. One US soldier was slightly injured Friday when his vehicle hit an improvised explosive device near Asadabad, capital of northeast Kunar province.
With the latest attack, four US soldiers have been wounded in the past week. Hilferty said improvised bomb attacks would not deter the US-led coalition. “They are not affecting the coalition as much as it affects the people of Afghanistan,” the colonel said. —Agencies