Suicide VBIED kills US soldier in Khost

From the New York Times:

“A United States service member was killed when a suicide car bomber struck a military convoy Wednesday morning in eastern Afghanistan, according to allied officials and the provincial authorities.

Lt. Tommy Groves, a Navy spokesman in Kabul for the United States military, confirmed the service member’s death in a telephone interview.

The attack took place about 8 a.m. on a highway just a few miles south of Khost, said Yaqoob Khan, the security chief for Khost Province.

‘All we know is one of their armored vehicles was destroyed in the attack,’ Colonel Khan said. No civilians or Afghan security forces were wounded, he added.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, Reuters reported.

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