A suicide attack in Afghanistan has left five US troops injured today on the 16th anniversary of September 11th. An official from the NATO-led military coalition says the troops were in a convoy Monday when a suicide bomber attacked. The official went on to say that six coalition troops were injured when a bomb exploded, five were US soldiers and the sixth was a coalition member from a nation who has not released anything publicly yet. The official said the soldiers did not receive life-threatening injuries but rather they were minor which is great news.
The convoy was attacked by the suicide bomb while nearing Bagram Airfield on Monday. The statement from the NATO-led coalition, Operation Resolute Support, said "A small number of Resolute Support service members and Afghan civilians were wounded today when a suicide attacker targeted their convoy with a vehicle borne improvised explosive device near the village of Qal’eh-ye Musa Bala in Parwan Province." The statement also said the wounded soldiers are getting treated at the base hospital and confirmed "none of the injuries are considered life threatening."
The convoy was conducting a routine patrol and the suicide bomber was sitting in a parked car near where they had to pass when he detonated the improvised explosive device. Since President Trump has been elected, he has made it a point to stamp out ISIS and multiple officials say that several thousand additional US troops will be deployed in Afghanistan to aid in a new strategy.
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