Six American Troops Killed By Suicide Attack in Afghanistan

Katie Pavlich
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Posted: Dec 21, 2015 11:45 AM
Six American Troops Killed By Suicide Attack in Afghanistan

Six American NATO troops were killed through a suicide bombing Monday in Afghanistan. From Fox News

A suicide bombing near Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan killed six U.S. troops and wounded two other Americans and an interpreter, a senior U.S. defense official confirms to Fox News.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the bombing, which was the largest attack on foreign troops in Afghanistan since August. The names of those killed have not been released.

It happened at around 1.30 p.m. local time in the vicinity of Bagram, the largest U.S. military facility in Afghanistan, according to U.S. Army Brig. Gen William Shoffner.

Mohammad Asim Asim, governor of Parwan province, where Bagram is located, said the bomber rammed an explosives-laden motorcycle into a combined NATO-Afghan foot patrol as it moved through a village close to the base, which is 28 miles north of Kabul.

The Taliban has been gaining strength over the past year and U.S. troops presence in the country has been extended into 2016. 

May they rest in peace.