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American troops come under car bomb attack in Logar

American troops come under car bomb attack in Logar

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Sep 20, 2019 - 01:03

PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): A child was killed and a woman injured when a US forces convoy came under a car bomb attack in this capital city of central Logar province on Thursday.

An Afghan Army commander Shakil Ahmad Tasul told Pajhwok Afghan News the American troops were attacked in Khadar bazaar area on the backside of Badkhwab locality of Pul-i-Alam shortly after 6pm.

He said a car bomb was used in the attack that left two civilians --- a child and a woman dead. He said the Americans escaped unharmed.

The US forces in Afghanistaninfo-icon said their troops suffered no casualties in the attack, but two civilians were injured.

Talibaninfo-icon spokesman Zabihullah Mujahdi said eight American soldiers were killed and their two tanks destroyed in the assault.

The attack follows a similar attack on joint Afghan and foreign forces in the same area last week, in which ten people, mostly civilians, suffered casualties.

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