British troops hurt in Afghan suicide blast
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, Apr 14 (Reuters) Two British soldiers were wounded in a suicide car-bomb blast in Afghanistan today, the latest in a string of attacks on foreign troops trying to bring peace to the country.
The attack happened near the entrance of a base used by foreign forces in Lashkar Gah, capital of the southern province of Helmand, a provincial official said.
''It was a suicide car attack and two foreign soldiers have been wounded,'' said senior provincial official Mahaiuddin, who uses one name. The bomber was killed, he said.
A spokeswoman for Britain's defence ministry said three people had suffered non-life-threatening wounds in the blast.
Two of them were British soldiers, she said.
A suicide car-bomb attack wounded three Americans in Lashkar Gah last week and three British soldiers were wounded in a roadside bomb blast in Helmand on Monday.
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