(KANDAHAR, Afghanistan) — A suicide bomber killed five Americans and an Afghan doctor while wounding several others on Saturday while another American was killed in a separate incident in another part of the country.
In southeastern Afghanistan, a suicide bomber detonated his explosives while the convoy carrying the Americans passed by another convoy carrying a provincial governor. It’s unclear at this time which convoy the bomber was targeting.
The blast killed three U.S. troops, two American civilians, and the Afghan doctor. A U.S. official speaking on condition of anonymity said that several other Americans and Afghans were wounded in the attack.
An American civilian was also killed in an insurgent attack in eastern Afghanistan.
The attacks occurred as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff arrived to assess ways the U.S. can continue to province training once coalition forces leave.
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