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U.S. soldiers wounded after an IED attack in Afghanistan

14 November 2017

"There were a total of four U.S. service members injured and all are in stable condition in United States medical treatment facilities", a spokesman for NATO's Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan said, adding there were no fatalities.

In the Western Afghan province of Farah when Taliban jihadist attack on a checkpoint killed eight policemen.

Four U.S. troops were injured Monday when a auto bomb detonated in Kandahar, the U.S. -NATO mission in Afghanistan said in a statement.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for this and other attacks on Monday.

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"The Taliban attacked the post and did not even give the police a chance to wake up and reach their weapons ... the police were killed, still in their beds", a village elder told the Times.

The Taliban have intensified attacks on security installations across the country in recent weeks in a show of strength as the United States deploys more troops to train and assist Afghan forces. No coalition forces were killed after the attack, the Military Times reported.

On Oct. 19, 43 Afghan army soldiers were killed, nine injured and six others went missing after Taliban attacked an army camp in the same district and the clashes on that day also left 10 militants dead.

Security situation has been improving in Kandahar, the former stronghold of Taliban, over the last months, as security forces have conducted search and cordon operations across the province.

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The suicide bombers had planned to target the district council building and police headquarters using a Humvee vehicle, Durrani said.

A vehicle-borne improvised explosive device attack left four United States soldiers wounded in Kandahar, Afghanistan on Monday, a U.S. military spokesman said.

Over the summer, President Trump announced a new USA strategy for Afghanistan that included sending about 3,500 troops to bolster the 11,000 already there.

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U.S. soldiers wounded after an IED attack in Afghanistan