Two Spanish soldiers killed in Afghanistan
Two Spanish soldiers were killed and another critically wounded by a suicide bomber in Herat, western Afghanistan, the Spanish Defence Ministry said yesterday.
"Two Spanish soldiers were killed and another was critically wounded in an attack south of Herat," a ministry spokesman said.
Defence Minister Carme Chacon would to speak to the media about the incident at noon Sunday, he added.
Earlier Sunday Afghan police said one foreign soldier had been killed and five wounded when a suicide attacker rammed an explosives-filled minivan into a Nato-led convoy.
Nato's International Security Assistance Force (Isaf) confirmed the attack but was unable to give details or nationalities.
Police said the troops involved were Italians. Italy has 2,350 soldiers in Isaf, most of them based in Herat.