KABUL - At least three Romanian soldiers were killed or wounded in a suicide attack in southern Kandahar province of Afghanistan .
The incident took place this afternoon after a suicide bomber detonated a Vehicle-borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED) near the convoy of the Romanian forces.
The Ministry of Defense of Romanian earlier this evening confirmed that one of the three soldiers wounded in the attack succumbed to his injuries.
The source further added that three soldiers were wounded after a suicide bomber rammed his VBIED into a convoy of four Mine Resistance Ambush Protected Vehicles (MRAPs).
“A small number of Resolute Support service members were wounded today when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device targeted their patrol in Kandahar,” the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission said in a statement.
The statement further added “The service members were taken to the Kandahar Airfield hospital for treatment.”
The Taliban insurgents group claimed responsibility behind the attack claiming to have inflicted major loss to the soldiers.
Kandahar has been among the relatively calm provinces in southern Afghanistan during the recent years but the security situation of the province, particularly, the remote districts have started to deteriorate during the recent months and after the Taliban militants increased their focus on key southern provinces after they launched their spring offensive in April this year.