The self-defeating nature of jihad violence well illustrated here. “Three soldiers and civilian killed in new suicide attack in Afghanistan,” from AFP, with thanks to Twostellas:
KABUL -A suicide attacker rammed an explosives-filled car into an army convoy in volatile southeastern Afghanistan, killing three Afghan soldiers and a roadworker, the defence ministry said on Thursday.
The attack in Khost province late Wednesday was the latest in a spate of more than 20 such blasts in the past four months, pointing to a change of tactics in an insurgency that erupted after the 2001 fall of the Taleban militia.
Three soldiers were also wounded after the attacker drove the vehicle into the Afghan army convoy in Khost’s Bak district and set off the deadly blast, defence ministry spokesman General Mohammad Zahir Azimi said.
“Three soldiers and one civilian were martyred and three soldiers were wounded in the car bomb suicide attack,” he said.
The soldiers had been providing security for a road construction project, a local police officer said on condition of anonymity.