Four US troops injured in Taliban suicide bombing

Four US troops injured in Taliban suicide bombing
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Four U.S. troops were injured Monday when a car bomb detonated in Kandahar, the U.S.-NATO mission in Afghanistan said in a statement.

The attack by a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device happened at about 2 p.m. local time, according to the statement from Resolute Support.

The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack.


All four injured are in stable condition at U.S. medical facilities, according to the statement. There were no coalition fatalities reported, the statement added.

The statement provides no additional details, saying “more information may be released as appropriate.”

Also Monday, a Taliban attack in western Farah province killed eight Afghan police officers. The militants used sophisticated night-vision goggles to attack the officers in their beds, according to The New York Times.

Over the summer, President Trump announced a new U.S. strategy for Afghanistan that included sending about 3,500 troops to bolster the 11,000 already there.

U.S. troops are in Afghanistan on a dual mission of training, advising and assisting Afghan forces in their fight against the Taliban and conducting counterterrorism operations against groups such as al Qaeda and the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).