6 Americans, doctor killed in Afghan attacks

Published On: Apr 06 2013 03:04:49 PM EDT
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -

Six Americans and an Afghan doctor have been killed in Afghanistan today.

In the south, three U.S. service members, two U.S. civilians and the doctor were killed when a suicide bomber detonated a car full of explosives just as a convoy with the international military coalition drove past another convoy of vehicles carrying the governor of Zabul province.

The U.S. military says another American civilian was killed in an insurgent attack in eastern Afghanistan.

The attacks occurred the same day that U.S. Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, arrived in Afghanistan for a visit aimed at assessing the level of training that American troops can provide to Afghan security forces after international combat forces complete their withdrawal at the end of 2014.

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