Afghanistan: Six US Soldiers Killed In Taliban Attack


(RFE/RL) — Six NATO soldiers were killed when a suicide bomber hit their patrol near Bagram air base in Afghanistan on December 21, in the deadliest attack on international forces since August.

A U.S. official was quoted by news agencies as saying all the six were American troops. He spoke on condition of anonymity.

NATO’s Resolute Support mission had earlier said six service members killed and three wounded but did not disclose their nationality.

The Taliban claimed responsibility.

The attack happened as Taliban militants overrun the district of Sangin in southern Helmand Province on December 21.

Later on the day, three rockets hit an area in the capital, Kabul, that houses many foreign embassies and government buildings.

No details were immediately available on any casualties or damage.

On August 22, three American contractors were killed in a suicide attack in Kabul.


RFE/RL journalists report the news in 21 countries where a free press is banned by the government or not fully established.

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