Wire: Suicide Attack on US Patrol Kills 2 Afghans, Wounds 21
Off the Wire:
WASHINGTON, Aug. 29, 2009 -- Newswire services this morning reported that at least two civilians were killed and 21 wounded when a suicide bomber wearing an explosive vest attacked a patrol of U.S. and Afghan troops in southern Afghanistan on Saturday.
U.S. military spokeswoman Lt. Cmdr. Christine Sidenstricker confirmed to The Associated Press that an explosion has taken place against U.S. troops in Zabul province. She said there is no report of U.S. deaths.
August has become the deadliest month of the eight-year Afghan war for U.S. troops. Forty-five have died.
(Report from newswire sources.)
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