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U.S. Soldiers Wounded in Afghanistan Terror Attack on 9/11 Anniversary

09-11-2017
U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan
U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan

Pentagon sources tell CBN News six U.S. soldiers and three Afghan nationals were wounded when a Taliban suicide bomber rammed his explosive-covered car into a U.S. military convoy in Afghanistan's central Parwan province on Monday.

A statement by NATO's Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan confirms the incident took place near the largest U.S. military base in the country, Bagram airfield.

The soldiers were rushed to the hospital with "non-life threatening" injuries.

A statement from the Taliban terrorists claimed 13 Americans had been killed and 11 wounded and three armored vehicles destroyed.

The attack came on the 16th anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001, which triggered the U.S.-led military operation that toppled the Taliban regime in Afghanistan.

Monday's bombing near Bagram came just days after another Taliban insurgent, seeking revenge over a propaganda flyer distributed by U.S. forces that was deemed offensive to Muslims, blew himself up outside the base. It also followed a pledge by President Donald Trump last month to keep U.S. troops in Afghanistan indefinitely.

The move was criticized by some who point to recent gains by the Taliban and say America's efforts have been futile.
 

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