KABUL, Afghanistan — A suicide bomber wearing a vest packed with explosives killed two foreign troops in eastern Afghanistan today, according to NATO and Afghan officials.
Din Mohammad Darwesh, the governor’s spokesperson in Logar province, said the bomber targeted a vehicle inside a NATO convoy that was on its way to a nearby district. Although the NATO-led international military coalition declined to give further details on the casualties, citing policy, Darwesh said both of those killed were Americans, one who died immediately and one who died of his wounds a short while later. A third soldier was injured, he added.
Today’s deaths bring coalition fatalities to at least 3,190, including 2,123 Americans, since the war started in 2001, according to icasualties.org.