Worst Attack in 18 Months Shocks U.S. Military

December 21, 2015 7:12 PM

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Six U.S. troops were killed while on patrol in Afghanistan. It marked the deadliest day for American forces in nearly 18 months, and signaled that a resurgent Taliban was on the move in what was supposed to be the waning year of the war. Qari Mahajar, a member of the Taliban’s Kabul provincial military council, called it “a brilliant Christmas gift for the occupiers.”

Another three Afghan troops who were on patrol with their American counterparts were injured.

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