6 Americans, doctor killed in Afghan attacks

Originally posted on The Beast 980:

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) – It has been the deadliest for Americans in Afghanistan since August.

Officials say a suicide bomber driving a car packed with explosives killed five Americans and an Afghan doctor in southern Afghanistan today. The dead include three U.S. service members and two American civilians.

The U.S. military says another American civilian was killed in an insurgent attack in eastern Afghanistan.

The attacks occurred the same day that U.S. Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, arrived in Afghanistan for a visit aimed at assessing the level of training that American troops can provide to Afghan security forces after international combat forces complete their withdrawal at the end of 2014.

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