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article imageA suicide car bomb kills 13 American troops in Kabul

By Ali Ghedi     Oct 29, 2011 in World
Kabul - US forces in Afghanistan suffered their deadliest attack in months, when a car filled with 700kg of explosives struck their armored bus shuttling soldiers between different NATO bases in Kabul.
The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said that 13 of their troops died and one was wounded badly, without specifying his nationality.
According to” the Guardian”, four Afghan civilians were also killed in the blast and the Taliban claimed responsibility for in a tax message.
The Guardian verified that this is the heaviest loss of American troops since a Chinook helicopter was shot down by the Taliban in August killing 30 American and eight Afghans.
An eyewitness said the explosion was enough to tear the armored Rhino bus a part and throw it several meters over the road.
“It was a huge blast," said Mohammad Wali, a student who had crossed the road just ahead of the (ISAF) convoy. "It threw the bus about 10m from the blast and sent shrapnel all across the area."
“We can confirm that 13 International Security Assistance Force members have died,” said a spokesman for the
International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Kabul, giving no further details.
Meanwhile, a spokesman for the Afghan interior ministry said” Three civilian and a police officer, were also killed in the attack on a convoy of military vehicles attacks.”
According to IFP ( there have been a high profile assassinations, as well as day- to-day attacks by Taliban over the past year and more a dozen people were killed in the September attack on the US embassy and (ISAF) headquarters in Kabul.
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