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Suicide bombing in Kabul kills 16

Suicide Attack

Event Details
Primary OrganizationTaliban
Other OrganizationAl-Qaeda
Means of AttackCar bomb
TargetU.S. military convoy
LocationKabul, Afghanistan
Time Sept. 8, 2006
Victim Deaths16
Victim Injuries29
Attacker Deaths1
Narrative and Notes
ReliableA car, a Toyota Corolla according to witnesses, sped into a U.S. military convoy near the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, crashed into a Humvee and exploded.

Two U.S. soldiers in the Humvee were killed, as were 14 bystanders.

The death toll was among the highest in attacks in Kabul in recent years.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility.1
1"Two GIs Among Bombers' Victims in Kabul." The Assocated Press: Sept. 8, 2006.
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