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Car bomb kills five Americans in Afghanistan

Sunday, Apr 07, 2013 - 00:48

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.

Car bomb kills five Americans in Afghanistan

Sunday, Apr 07, 2013 - 00:48

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