According to reports out of Afghanistan, five U.S. troops received non-life threatening injuries in an apparent suicide-bomber attack on Monday, the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks that led to the onset of the war on terror. A sixth member of the U.S. led coalition was reportedly also injured.
A U.S. Defense official stated that all injured personnel are in stable condition and received only minor injuries when their convoy was attacked by a suicide bomber. Official confirmation from the Pentagon has yet to be released, but NATO reports say the attack took place near Bagram Airfield.
A small number of Resolute Support service members and Afghan civilians were wounded today when a suicide attacker targeted their convoy with a vehicle borne improvised explosive device near the village of Qal’eh-ye Musa Bala in Parwan Province,” according to a statement released by the coalition.
The release goes on to state that the wounded service members were taken to Bagram airfield hospital for treatment, though none of their injuries were considered to be life threatening by officials at the scene. The civilians injured in the attack were taken to a local hospital, though the release states that their condition is unknown at this time. Conflicting reports indicate that as many as three civilians may have been injured in the attack.