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.

Sources:
http://www.startribune.com/world/111764794.html?elr=KArks:DCiUBcy7hUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aULPQL7PQLanchO7DiUr
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/13/world/asia/13afghan.html

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