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    KABUL (Sputnik) - A bomb explosion has hit a military vehicle carrying Romanian troops in the Dand district of Afghanistan's Kandahar Province, a source said Saturday.

    "A bomb went off on Romanian troops in the Haqdad Karez area of Dand district this morning, but no casualties were reported", the source told reporters.

    Sources say the vehicle was damaged in the blast, and the area was blocked by foreign forces afterward.

    The Taliban has taken responsibility for the incident, claiming, however, that the blast killed all the soldiers in the vehicle.

    In this handout picture provided by the US Coalition Forces on June 29, 2009 and taken on May 27, 2009, a member of the Afghan Army Air Corps prepares to launch a MI-35 attack helicopter on a gunnery training mission at Kabul International Airport.
    © AFP 2019 / GETTY OUT AFP PHOTO/HO/US COALITION FORCES/Parker Gyokeres HO / US COALITION FORCES
    "A militant tank was completely destroyed in a powerful mine explosion this morning near the airport in Krow Shelley, in the Dand district of Kandahar Province, and killed all foreign soldiers who were in the tank", Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said in a statement.

    Kandahar's governor and police chief have declined to comment.

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