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Suicide Bomber kills 5 Americans in Afghanistan

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A suicide car bomb killed five Americans and one Afghanistan doctor in Afghanistan Saturday, said the Las Angeles Times.

Three of the Americans were soldiers and two were civilians. This attack was the deadliest single attack on American forces this year, The New York Times said.

The attack occurred the day Gen. Martin Dempsey, Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, made an unexpected visit to Afghanistan, The New York Times said.

The suicide bomber detonated his car when an American convoy passed by, The New York Times said. The convoy, along with Afghan colleagues, was on their way to donate books to students in the provincial capital, the Las Angeles Times said.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the blast, but it's unclear as to whether the attack was aimed the coalition forces or the governor, who survived, The New York Times said.

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