Afghan blast kills 27 US soldiers

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  1. hitesh

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    A powerful explosion has rocked a US military base in eastern Afghanistan and reportedly killed at least 27 American soldiers and left dozens wounded.

    Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid claimed responsibility for the deadly attack, saying the huge explosion left at least 27 American troops killed and 34 others wounded, The incident occurred early Thursday when a truck bomb went off inside the US military base in Gardez city, the capital of Afghanistan's Paktia province.

    According to the Taliban spokesman, the truck contained hundreds of kilos of explosives.

    Witnesses say the explosion was very powerful and a US helicopter was also destroyed in the blast.

    American forces in Afghanistan have been experiencing their deadliest days since the beginning of August.

    On August 6, at least 31 US Special Forces were killed after Taliban militants shot down an American helicopter belonging to NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan's eastern province of Wardak.

    The death toll was the biggest in a single incident for foreign forces since the US-led invasion of Afghanistan began in 2001.

    In another attack on August 11, ISAF said in a statement that six US-led soldiers lost their lives following the explosion of a roadside bomb in volatile southern Afghanistan.

    The security situation remains fragile in Afghanistan despite the presence of about 150,000 US-led foreign forces in the war-torn country.

    The increasing number of troop casualties in Afghanistan has caused widespread anger in the US and other NATO member states, undermining public support for the Afghan war

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  3. Iamanidiot

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    RIP to you soldiers
     
  4. Kunal Biswas

    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    Terrible News for US and the ones fighting against Terrorism..

    R I P ....
     
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    Could it be that the ISI is retaliating through these big attacks after months of humiliation suffered at the hands of the US? This seems like a sudden steep rise in the daring of attacks. Not many US helis have been shot down by Taliban before, and especially one belonging to the same Special Forces group that killed Bin Laden. And now this. Where did these ragtag Afghan Taliban get hundreds of kilos of explosives from?
     
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    WAIT ! :namaste:

    Seems that Nation's news is copied from TB official news pages "Voice of Jihad". There is an article in Tolonews that there was a SB attack resulting 27 local security guards dead.

    Voice of JIHAD: http://alemara1.com/english/index.ph...:news&Itemid=2

    Tolonews: http://tolonews.com/en/afghanistan/3...suicide-attack




    THE REAL NEWS:

    More Here: Militant attacks kill 25 in Afghanistan
     
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    no mention of it any news media cant veryfi ,
     

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