September 16, 2014

Kabul: Three NATO Troops Killed In Suicide Attack Near US Embassy In Afghanistan (UPDATED)

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The Taliban has been spouting off on Twitter and claiming the attack.

KABUL, Afghanistan -- Three NATO coalition troops were killed and several injured Tuesday in a blast near the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, the coalition said.

There was no word on the nationalities of those who were killed.

Faird Afzalai, the chief of criminal investigations for police in the Afghan capital told CBS News a suicide car bomber targeted a troops convoy on a busy road that runs from the embassy to the airport, near the country's Supreme Court, in front of a new Kabul compound that houses U.S. troops.[More]

Thoughts and prayers go out to those affected by this.

Update: Two Americans were killed in this attack. One a service member and another apparently a civilian

KABUL, Afghanistan - Two Americans were among seven people killed in a massive car bomb near the U.S. Embassy in the Afghan capital Tuesday, a U.S. military official said. One of the U.S. citizens was a service member, the other a civilian, the official said. Earlier the the NATO-led coalition known as ISAF released a statement confirming three of its personnel died in the blast, which apparently targeted an international military convoy in Kabul. ISAF did not release the nationalities of those killed.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to their families.

By Stable Hand at 01:26 AM | Comments |