Thursday, March 13, 2008
Afghanistan - Suicide Bomber
Suicide bomb kills 6 in Afghan capital
By AMIR SHAH, Associated Press Writer 53 minutes ago
KABUL, Afghanistan - A suicide car bomber struck a convoy carrying U.S. troops near the Kabul airport Thursday, killing six Afghan civilians, officials said.None of the four American troops traveling in a two-vehicle convoy were badly wounded, said Lt. Col. , a spokesman for U.S. forces. The troops were traveling in one SUV and one truck, he said.
The fiery hull of the bomber's car burned on the mainlong after the attack. Several other vehicles were damaged in the explosion.
Munir Mangal said six Afghan civilians were killed and up to 20 others were wounded in the blast. The attacker was driving a white , he said.
U.S. troops and international security contractors surrounded the area after the attack.
Insurgents detonated 160 suicide attacks in 2007, a record number, the U.N. has said. Last year was the deadliest in the country since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion with more than 8,000 insurgency related deaths year, the U.N. said.
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