INTERNATIONAL: Six US troops killed in Taliban suicide attack

By BBC

helmandgettyimages-502146260BBC – Six U.S. service members were killed in a suicide attack on a patrol near Bagram Air Base on Monday, CBS News correspondent David Martin reports. The attacker was on a motorbike.

Another three NATO troops were wounded in the attack, according to U.S. Army Brig. Gen William Shoffner, head of public affairs at NATO’s Resolute Support base in the Afghan capital Kabul.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing, which was the largest attack on foreign troops in Afghanistan since August.

Shoffner said it happened at around 1.30 p.m. local time in the vicinity of Bagram, the largest U.S. military facility in Afghanistan.

“We’re deeply saddened by this loss,” Shoffner said. “On behalf of General Campbell and all of Resolute Support, our heartfelt sympathies go out to the families and friends of those affected in this tragic incident, especially during this holiday season.”

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