Afghanistan: Two US Troops Killed in Suicide Attack

Submitted by mhochberg on Thu, 08/03/2017 - 00:00

 


TRIPwire, 3 August 2017, 0830


On 2 August 2017, a suicide bomber drove a VBIED into a NATO convoy near Kandahar in southwestern Afghanistan, killing two U.S. service members and wounding an unknown number of other soldiers. The nationalities of the wounded were not disclosed. The convoy was part of the NATO Resolute Support mission deployed to the region to train and assist Afghan forces, and was traveling to its base of operations at the nearby airport. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.