U.S. Loses 9 to Taliban Strike
Posted on Jul 13, 2008
Nine American soldiers are dead after a Taliban raid on a small combat outpost in the Afghan province of Kunar, near Pakistan. Coalition forces rarely experience such losses. The attack took place close to where the U.S. allegedly killed 47 civilians, a charge the military denies.
Nine US soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan, in one of the biggest losses of life in a single incident since operations there began in 2001.
The troops died when insurgents attacked a military outpost in the north-eastern province of Kunar, close to the border with Pakistan.
The fighting came as international and Afghan forces battled militants on several fronts.
Kunar province lies on Afghanistan’s northeastern border with Pakistan.