April 7 - Five Americans, including three U.S. soldiers and a young diplomat, are killed in a car bomb blast in Afghanistan's Zabul province. Lindsey Parietti reports.
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A Taliban attack on a convoy of vehicles in Afghanistan claimed the lives of five Americans on Saturday.
A young diplomat and three U.S. soldiers were among the victims of the car bomb in the border province of Zabul.
A civilian employee and Afghan civilians also died.
Provincial governor Mohammad Ashraf Nasery was in the convoy, but escaped unharmed.
(SOUNDBITE) (Pashto) GOVERNOR OF ZABUL PROVINCE, MOHAMMAD ASHRAF NASERY, SAYING:
"My convoy was on the move on the road, I was ordered by my assistant to leave the area quickly when we felt under the threat, suddenly the bomber blew up. As a result two of my body guards in the car in front of me were wounded."
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the Zabul attack in a text message.
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