United States condemns Afghan suicide attack that killed six of its soldiers

The US has condemned the killing of six American soldiers as cowardly in a suicide attack on an airbase in Afghanistan on Monday. A suicide bomber on a motorbike struck their patrol near Bagram air base, officials said
United States condemns Afghan suicide attack that killed six of its soldiers

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“The United States condemns this cowardly attack on members of the US and Afghan forces, and we remain committed to supporting the Afghan people and their government,” said 
Josh Earnest, White House Press Secretary. This is the deadliest attack on US forces this year. Homemade device The six soldiers died after a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device attack on their patrol outside Bagram Air Base. “We will continue to work together to promote peace and stability in Afghanistan, just as we will not relent in our mission to counter the threat of terrorism that plagues the region,” he said in a statement.
Taliban hit The Taliban, which claimed responsibility for the strike, remains resilient 14 years after the start of U.S. military engagement in Afghanistan. It has ramped up its attacks this year, inflicting heavier casualties on Afghan security forces. U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, who stopped briefly at Bagram on Friday, said the deaths were a “painful reminder” of the dangers still faced by U.S. long after fighting has largely shifted to local forces.  

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