Kabul Bombing Leaves Shadow Over U.S-Taliban Negotiations

Headline Roundup September 5th, 2019

An American service member was among 10 people killed in a suicide car bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan. The attack was claimed by the Taliban, whom the United States is currently discussing a peace deal. A tentative deal has been struck, contingent upon approval by President Donald Trump.

Kabul Bombing Leaves Shadow Over U.S-Taliban Negotiations

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A Taliban suicide car bombing in the Afghan capital killed at least 10 Afghan civilians, a US service member and a Romanian soldier in the second such attack this week after a preliminary US-Taliban peace deal was announced.

The blast took place on Thursday in Shash Darak, a heavily fortified area adjacent to the Green Zone and home to several important complexes, including the National Directorate of Security (NDS), the Afghan intelligence service, and the US embassy.

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A Taliban suicide blast in the center of Kabul has killed a U.S. soldier, a Romanian service member and at least 10 civilians near the headquarters of Afghanistan's international military force and the American embassy.

The American and Romanian service members killed on Thursday when the car bomb exploded were both NATO soldiers.

It is the second major attack this week as the Afghan government warned that a U.S.-Taliban deal on ending America's longest war was moving at dangerous speed.

The NATO Resolute Support mission, whose offices were near...

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Washington (CNN)A US service member was killed in a suicide car bomb attack Thursday in Kabul, Afghanistan, at a checkpoint near NATO headquarters and the US embassy, a US military official with direct knowledge of the incident said.

Another service member from Romania also was killed, the NATO-led coalition announced in a statement.
The attack did not penetrate the security perimeter, the official said.

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