World 5 US troops wounded in Afghanistan suicide attack on 9/11 anniversary

18:56  11 september  2017
18:56  11 september  2017 Source:   FOX News

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Five U.S. troops were wounded when a suicide bomber drove a car bomb into an armored convoy outside Bagram Air Base. © Provided by Fox News Five U.S. troops were wounded when a suicide bomber drove a car bomb into an armored convoy outside Bagram Air Base.

Five U.S. troops were wounded Monday when a suicide bomber drove a car bomb into an armored convoy outside Bagram Air Base in northern Afghanistan, officials told Fox News.

The wounded troops have “minor injuries,” according to a U.S. defense official who described the injuries as “broken bones” and concussions. A Georgian soldier and four Afghan civilians were also hurt in the incident.

The attack occurred around 1:00 p.m. local time and came on the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, which were perpetrated by the Afghanistan-based Al Qaeda.

There are about 11,000 U.S. troops deployed to Afghanistan and about 3,500 additional troops are set to be deployed soon.

More than 2,000 U.S. troops have been killed in Afghanistan since the 9/11 attacks.

Iraq attack death toll rises to 84 .
Gunmen and suicide bombers killed at least 84 people in southern Iraq in the deadliest attack by the Islamic State group since it lost second city Mosul, according to a new toll released on Friday. Many of the dead in Thursday's attack near the city of Nasiriyah were Shiite Muslim pilgrims, some of them Iranian, officials said."The death toll has risen to 84 after the discovery of 10 more bodies at the scene of the attack," said Jassem al-Khalidi, health director for Dhiqar province, which has largely been spared the violence that has plagued northern and central Iraq.

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