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Afghan Taliban claim they killed 4 U.S. troops

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 09:47 p.m. HST, Jun 18, 2013

KABUL, Afghanistan » The Taliban have claimed responsibility for an attack in Afghanistan that killed four U.S. troops just hours after the insurgent group announced it would hold talks with the Americans on finding a political solution to ending the nearly 12-year war.

Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said on Wednesday (Tuesday in Hawaii) that the militants fired two rockets into the Bagram Air Base late Tuesday.

American officials confirmed the base had come under attack by indirect fire — likely a mortar or rocket — and that four U.S. troops were killed.

The attack underscores the challenges ahead after the Taliban and the U.S. announced they would hold talks in Qatar to try and negotiate a solution to the violence. President Barack Obama has cautioned this would be neither quick nor easy.

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scooters wrote:
Where are the B-52's? Carpet bomb the whole area and get rid of these @*!# people!!!
on June 19,2013 | 07:14AM
hanalei395 wrote:
It didn't work in Vietnam. And speaking of Vietnam ... During the 1980's, with its support of billions of $$$$$ and high-tech weapons for the Islamic terrorists, the U.S. wanted to make Afghanistan "Russia's Vietnam". But now, the way it turned out, Afghanistan is America's Vietnam-Vietnam. (Russian Aghanistan vets are laughing their .....off)
on June 19,2013 | 08:02AM
Morimoto wrote:
Actually with an attitude like that I'd rather they carpet bomb you and your family so you can't reproduce anymore. And people wonder why America is hated in parts of the world. 4 Americans dead is nothing compared to all the Afghans that died.
on June 19,2013 | 10:12AM
Fred01 wrote:
The Afghans deserve it!
on June 19,2013 | 10:45AM
Morimoto wrote:
Not as much as the 4 U.S. troops that just died.
on June 19,2013 | 11:48AM
ellinaskyrt wrote:
on June 19,2013 | 11:00AM
Fred01 wrote:
on June 19,2013 | 10:45AM
Morimoto wrote:
Actually I rather the Afghans kill the invading Americans.
on June 19,2013 | 11:50AM
Fred01 wrote:
Maybe you should move there? You certainly don't belong here!
on June 19,2013 | 12:01PM
Morimoto wrote:
I belong where ever I feel like it. It's you who don't belong here
on June 19,2013 | 12:15PM
Fred01 wrote:
Perhaps I can show you the way out?
on June 19,2013 | 01:12PM
Morimoto wrote:
I highly doubt it, however you're free to leave at anytime.
on June 19,2013 | 01:38PM
hanalei395 wrote:
Fred, a foreigner, wants all locals to move out.
on June 19,2013 | 02:07PM
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