아프가니스탄에서 다리를 건설중이던 이탈리아 병력 근처에서 자살폭탄공격이 발생해 초등학생 어린이를 포함해 6명이 숨지고 9명이 다쳤습니다.

아프간 당국은 자살폭탄공격이 오늘(24일) 수도 카불 외곽에서 발생했으며 이탈리아군 병사들도 여러명이 다쳤다고 말했습니다. 이탈리아군 당국은 부상한 병사 가운데 1명이 위독한 상태라고 밝혔습니다.

아프가니스탄에서는 올해 130건 이상의 자살폭탄공격이 발생했으며, 저항세력과 연계된 폭력으로 6천명 이상이 사망했습니다.

한편 23일에는 호주군 병사 1명이 탈레반 저항세력과 교전도중 숨졌습니다. 

Afghan officials say several schoolchildren were among those killed today (Saturday) when a suicide bomber detonated explosives near a group of Italian soldiers who were constructing a bridge.

Authorities say seven people were killed and nine were wounded in the blast outside the capital, Kabul. Four Italian soldiers were among the injured, and the Italian military says one was critically hurt.

This year, suicide bombers have carried out more than 130 attacks in Afghanistan, and more than six thousand people have died in insurgency-related violence.

On Friday, an Australian soldier was killed in fighting with Taliban militants in southern Afghanistan.


Australian officials say the 26-year-old member of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) was part of operation targeting Taliban bomb-makers in southern Uruzgan province.

The soldier was the third Australian killed in Afghanistan in recent months.