NATO troops killed by Afghan bomb were American

AN Afghan army official says the six NATO troops who were killed in a suicide attack yesterday were Americans.

An explosives-packed minibus blew up at the entrance of a joint NATO-Afghan base in southern Afghanistan on Sunday, killing six NATO troops and two Afghan soldiers as they prepared to head out on patrol.

It was the deadliest attack on coalition troops this month.

NATO has declined to identify the victims’ nationalities. But an Afghan army official in southern Afghanistan said today that the six were Americans. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he is not authorised to speak about NATO casualties.

He says the confirmation came in an official report about the attack.

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