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6 NATO soldiers killed in Afghanistan suicide attack were Americans

6 NATO soldiers killed in Afghanistan suicide attack were Americans

Six American troops were killed Monday in a suicide car bombing near the largest U.S. military base in Afghanistan, officials said.

Taliban insurgents claimed responsibility for the bombing near Bagram Airfield in northern Afghanistan, saying in a statement that their target was a joint Afghan-NATO security patrol.

“We’re deeply saddened by this loss,” U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Wilson A. Shoffner, spokesman for the U.S.-led military coalition, said in a statement. “Our heartfelt sympathies go out to the families and friends of those affected in this tragic incident, especially during this holiday season.”

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said in a...

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