DHAKA: An Afghan army vehicle has been hit by an improvised explosive device in the north of the country, killing at least seven Afghan soldiers, officials say.
The blast took place in a central district of Baghlan province early on Thursday morning, and targeted the vehicle while soldiers were on patrol.
The casualty toll was confirmed to Al Jazeera by Colonel Janullah Safi, the local Afghan military commander.
The attacks came after 27 people were wounded in attacks on civilians in Herat and Khost provinces on Wednesday, and 48 hours after at least 55 Afghans were killed in a triple suicide bombing in Nimroz province on the Iran border.
BDST: 1235 HRS, AUG 16, 2012
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