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петък, 14 декември 2012 г.

An American soldier was killed in a bombing by NATO base in Kandahar

An American soldier was killed and three were injured in today's suicide car bomb in front of the international forces based in Afghanistan under NATO (ISAF) in Kandahar province. This spokesman U.S. Defense Leon Panetta said on Wednesday. According to the speaker no signs that the Pentagon chief was the target of the attack, soon after his visit to the base. Killed in the attack and two Afghan civilians.

Taliban spokesman claimed responsibility for the attack in an email, officials said. He said the suicide bomber crashed his car into a convoy of foreign military vehicles stopped near the gate of the air base.

At a joint press conference with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, Panetta confirmed the attack. He also announced that Karzai accepted the invitation of President Barack Obama meet in Washington next month for talks vital for the future of Afghanistan. The meeting should take place a week after the Jan. 7.

Karzai said that he and Obama will discuss the number of U.S. soldiers will remain in Afghanistan after the combat mission in their December 2014 / BTA /

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