Five Americans among 18 killed in Afghan suicide attack

“A suicide bomb in Afghanistan’s capital killed at least a dozen civilians and five U.S. troops on Tuesday — a bloody strike claimed by the Taliban and deplored by the NATO coalition.

The blast, which occurred on a busy road near a NATO-led military convoy and a registration center for the Afghan Army, rocked an area close to government buildings fortified with security.

Officials were still trying to sort out the casualty numbers. Local medical officials said at least 12 civilians were killed and 48 others were injured. The British Foreign Office put the civilian death toll at 19.

Along with the five American troops, a Canadian service member died, Canada’s forces confirmed. “

(Source: Five Americans among 18 killed in Afghan suicide attack – CNN.com.)

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