Taliban Suicide Attack in Kabul Kills 13 U.S. Soldiers

The Taliban carried out a suicide bombing attack on coalition forces in Kabul today, killing 13 Americans.

The Taliban said the bomber, Abdul Rahman, was driving a Toyota Land Cruiser SUV containing 1,540 pounds (700 kilograms) of explosives and targeting foreigners providing training for Afghan police.

...It was the deadliest single attack against the U.S.-led coalition across the country since the Taliban shot down a NATO helicopter on Aug. 6 in an eastern Afghan province, killing 30 U.S. troops, most elite Navy SEALs, and eight Afghans.

According to a U.N. report last month, "violence against civilians had risen to its highest levels of the decade-long war."

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    Technically speaking (none / 0) (#1)
    by CoralGables on Sat Oct 29, 2011 at 08:13:05 PM EST
    I believe its 12 Americans but five soldiers and seven contractors and the 13th NATO member is a Canadian soldier.

    A Light at the End of Every Tunnel... (none / 0) (#2)
    by Mr Natural on Sat Oct 29, 2011 at 10:10:17 PM EST
    ... A Nobel Peace Prize in Every Chickenhawk President's Pot.

    How's it go? (none / 0) (#3)
    by NYShooter on Sun Oct 30, 2011 at 12:08:03 AM EST
    "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."

    It's broke, and gonna stay broke.

    Because of "American Exceptionalism"
    France had nothing to teach us about SE Asia

    We know the Ruskies don't know nothing `bout the ME"
    They went halfway into the toilet, we're gonna show'em how to go "all the way."

    So beyond tragic, I hope my heart makes it. The parents, the children, wives, unlived lives....I'm done.