Suicide bombing kills three Czech soldiers in Afghanitan

A suicide bombing killed three Czech soldiers on patrol in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, the Czech Defence Ministry reported.

Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack by a lone bomber which happened in the early hours of Sunday in the city of Charikar some 60 kilometres north of Kabul.

Defence Minister Lubomír Metnar said a staff sergeant and two corporals had died in the explosion. He said their deaths had touched him deeply and expressed condolences to their families.

Thirteen Czech soldiers have been killed on duty in Afghanistan serving in NATO's Resolute Support mission.There are presently some 250 Czech troops serving in the country.