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12 Americans killed in Taliban bombing

Strike is deadliest attack for the US in Afghan capital

The suicide car bomb attack on a bus in Kabul yesterday killed five US soldiers, eight US contract workers, and four Afghans. The suicide car bomb attack on a bus in Kabul yesterday killed five US soldiers, eight US contract workers, and four Afghans. (Omar Sobhani/Reuters)
By Rod Nordland
New York Times / October 30, 2011

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At least five U.S. soldiers, eight contract workers, and four Afghans were killed when a Taliban suicide car bomber attacked an armored shuttle bus in Kabul yesterday, military officials said. It was one of the single deadliest attacks for Americans in the capital since the war began, military officials said, and follows brazen Taliban assaults on the U.S. Embassy and NATO headquarters in the city last month.

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