6 American Soldiers Die in Afghanistan As 2010 Marks Deadliest Year of War There
December 13, 2010
Afghanistan (ChattahBox World News)—Six American troops died yesterday when a suicide bomber drove a minivan filled with 2,000 kg of explosives drove into a new American outpost in Kandahar, the Washington Post reports. The Taliban announced its responsibility for the attack, which happened while the American soldiers were in the process of converting a house into an outpost.
The attack brings the total of NATO troops killed in Afghanistan to 670, which makes 2010 the deadliest year of the nine-year war, the Washington Post reports. Just two weeks ago, an Afghan border guard killed six troops after turning his weapon on American trainers.
Political tension has risen in Afghanistan recently on the heels of the country’s parliamentary election, which took place in September. The election commission is still dealing with pressure from outside influences who want to alter the results through intimidation, the Washington Post notes.