KABUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) — Six American infantry were killed in Afghanistan on Monday when a self-murder bomber on a motorbike struck their unit nearby Bagram atmosphere base, a U.S. central said, in a latest high-profile conflict claimed by Taliban insurgents.
Just days ago, a Pentagon warned of deteriorating confidence in Afghanistan in a second half of 2015 and a arise in a series of effective strikes by Taliban insurgents.
NATO’s Resolute Support goal in Kabul pronounced that a conflict killed 6 Resolute Support infantry and bleeding 3 others though declined to yield a nationalities of casualties.
The military arch of Parwan range pronounced 3 Afghan military had been bleeding in a bombing, that was carried out only days after other self-murder attacks on Kandahar atmosphere bottom in southern Afghanistan and on a Spanish embassy guesthouse in a Afghan capital, Kabul.
Bagram, around 40 km (25 miles) to a north of Kabul, is one of a categorical bases for a 9,800 U.S. infantry left in Afghanistan after general infantry finished fight operations final year.
District Governor Abdul Shukur Qudusi pronounced a self-murder bomber detonated his explosives nearby a corner U.S.-Afghan patrol.
The conflict underlined a Taliban’s ability to strike high-profile targets related to a U.S.-backed government, that wants to free a assent routine directed during finale a 14-year-long insurgency.
On Monday, Taliban army in Helmand sealed in on a district of Sangin as they tightened their hold on a flighty southern province.
In a news to a U.S. Congress expelled final week, a Pentagon pronounced casualties among Afghan inhabitant invulnerability and confidence forces, or ANDSF, rose 27 percent from Jan. 1 to Nov. 15, compared with a same duration final year.
Although a Pentagon praised Afghan army for convalescent domain and apropos increasingly able of entertainment large-scale operations, it assessed their altogether opening as “uneven and mixed.”
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