A suicide bomber on a motorcycle drove into an Afghan-American patrol on Monday morning in eastern Afghanistan. The attack killed 14 people including at least three American troops and their translator.
The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack through text messages to the media. The bombing occurred a day after the American death toll in the Afghanistan war hit 2,000 troops.
Six civilians and four police officers were also killed in the bombing.
These attacks are prompting increasing pressure on the U.S. to get out of Afghanistan as soon as possible. On Sunday, an American solider was killed in a firefight between U.S. and Afghan troops.
Monday, October 1, 2012