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Six American troops killed in Afghanistan suicide bombing

Six American troops killed in Afghanistan suicide bombing

BY REBECCA KHEEL AND KRISTINA WONG for The Hill

Six American troops from the U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan were killed and three other soldiers were injured Monday by a suicide bomber near Bagram Air Base.

A U.S. official confirmed to The Hill that all six of the fatalities were Americans. Other American soldiers were reportedly injured.

“We’re deeply saddened by this loss,” said Brig. Gen. Wilson A. Shoffner, a spokesman for coalition forces 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.”

The Taliban posted a message on Twitter claiming responsibility for the attack, which was carried out by a suicide bomber on a motorcycle, according to NBC News.

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