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Taliban Kills US Soldier in Attack on Convoy North Afghanistan
By Staff, Agencies
The Taliban terrorist group carried out a bomb attack against an American convoy in Afghanistan’s northern Kunduz Province, killing a US soldier, only weeks after the two sides restarted stalled peace negotiations.
Taliban Spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid told the AFP that the militants “blew up an American vehicle in Char Dara district of Kunduz” overnight on Sunday.
“Several” other US troops and Afghan forces were also injured in the attack, Mujahid claimed.
The US military also confirmed in a statement that an American service member had been “killed in action,” without elaborating on the conditions of his death and his identity.
Reuters said the Taliban had posted photographs of a blood-soaked backpack and the identity card of a US soldier to prove he was killed.
The attack is likely to affect the Taliban-US talks, which resumed in Doha, Qatar, early in December. The renewed discussions were put on a “pause” for a few days following yet another bomb attack targeting Bagram Air Base north of the Afghan capital, Kabul, but later started again.
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