Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Four U.S. soldiers killed in suicide bomb blast after they left base to go 'sightseeing' in Afghanistan park

Four U.S. soldiers were killed by a suicide bomber today as they took pictures and went sightseeing in an Afghanistan park.

Witnesses said the bomber walked up to the troops, who had been warned by locals 'not to roam around the city', screamed 'Allahu Akbar' and then detonated a suicide vest.

Four civilians and two Afghan policemen were also killed in the midday explosion in the northern city of Maymana.

It is the latest in a string of attacks, as militants continue trying to undermine U.S. efforts to to build up the Afghan military and leave combat duties to local forces by the end of 2014. Read More