6 Americans Dead in Afghan Attacks
At least two were civilians
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 6, 2013 10:41 AM CDT
An Afghan policeman stands guard on the roof of a house in the outskirts of Kabul Saturday.   (AP Photo/Jawad Jalali)

(Newser) – Six US troops and civilians were killed today along with an Afghan doctor in attacks in southern and eastern Afghanistan. In the south, three US service members, two US civilians, and the doctor were killed when a suicide bomber detonated a car full of explosives near a convoy in Zabul province. Several other Americans and Afghans, possibly as many as nine, were wounded. Another American civilian was killed in an insurgent attack in eastern Afghanistan, the US military said.

The attacks occurred the same day that US Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, arrived in Afghanistan to assess the level of training that American troops can provide to Afghan forces after international combat forces withdraw next year. The deaths bring the number of foreign military forces killed this year to 30, including 22 Americans. A total of six foreign civilians have died in Afghanistan so far this year, according to an Associated Press count.

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Apr 7, 2013 10:02 AM CDT
The suicide bomber could be from any number of groups with an agenda. The Taliban that answer to Mullah Omar have been instructed to avoid killing civilians. They even carry a small book they use as a reference on their conduct and policy. Even if the Taliban did take responsibilty it could be bogus since there are groups that want us to stay in Afghanistan for their specific goals. We have the proverbial Tiger by the tail in a blacked out room.
Apr 7, 2013 8:53 AM CDT
Apr 6, 2013 6:43 PM CDT
TRUTH BE TOLD ...... That's why Obama has US troops hiding behind those 30 foot high blast-proof walls .. because Al-Qaeda and the Taliban "own" the ground outside those 30 foot high blast-proof walls. WHAT? ..... US Troops teaching the Afghan troops the same losing strategy they used .. against the Al-Qaeda and Taliban undisciplined fighters, who defeated them? CRAZY? .... Obama and his Team of morons, idiots, and imbeciles .. with the greatest military force in the history of the world .. getting their asses kicked, and losing the Afghan war .. to guys riding donkeys, wearing nightshirts, gym shoes and sandals. ------------------------------------ REALLY