KABUL, Afghanistan — A suicide bomber driving a motorcycle packed with explosives rammed his bike into a joint Afghan-American patrol this morning in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least 14 people, including three NATO troops and their translator, officials said.
Such joint patrols are considered key to the training of Kabul’s security forces but have been cut back by a string of insider shootings of international troops by their Afghan allies.
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the blast, which came a day after the U.S. death toll in the war in Afghanistan reached 2,000 troops.
More than 60 Afghan civilians were also wounded. the bombing, the governor’s office said in a statement.