Truck bomb injures 77 foreign troops in Afghanistan

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Posted: Sep 11, 2011 5:59 AM
Truck bomb injures 77 foreign troops in Afghanistan

KABUL (Reuters) - A suicide bomber driving a truck of firewood attacked a NATO base in central Afghanistan on Saturday afternoon, killing two Afghan civilians, and injuring 77 foreign soldiers and "less than 25" Afghan civilians, NATO-led forces said.

None of the injuries to Afghans or foreigners at a combat outpost in Wardak province were life-threatening, the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force said, in a statement issued on Sunday afternoon that gave the toll from the blast.

"The majority of injured ISAF personnel will likely return to duties shortly," ISAF said in a statement.

(Reporting by Emma Graham-Harrison, Editing by Sanjeev Miglani)