6 U.S. Soldiers Killed from Van Bomb in Afghanistan

Six U.S. soldiers were killed and more than a dozen U.S. and Afghan troops were injured Sunday in southern Afghanistan when a van containing explosives was detonated at a new jointly operated outpost.

The New York Times reported that the soldiers were inside a small mud-walled building near the village of Sangsar when the bomber drove up to one of the walls and caused an explosion at around 9 p.m.

A U.S. official told the Star Tribune that the building had been occupied by both Americans and Afghans for only a few days.

Four U.S. soldiers were wounded in addition, according to the Star Tribune.


About this Entry

This page contains a single entry by fodex004 published on December 12, 2010 11:26 PM.

Parents of Gang Kids Sent to Parenting Classes was the previous entry in this blog.

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.