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Taliban claim bomb that killed 5 Canadians

Taliban claim bomb that killed 5 Canadians

The Taliban are claiming responsibility for a roadside bomb blast in southern Afghanistan that killed four Canadian soldiers and a journalist embedded in their unit.
Taliban spokesman Qari Mohmmmad Yusuf Ahmadi told The Associated Press that his group detonated the bomb that killed the Canadians. He says the bomb exploded near a bridge in Kandahar province on Wednesday.
It was the bloodiest single incident suffered by Canada's military in 2009.
The Taliban also claimed responsibility Thursday for a suicide bombing at a base in eastern Afghanistan that killed eight American civilians and one Afghan, the worst loss of life for the U.S. in the country since October. A U.S. congressional official said CIA employees are believed to be among the victims.


Updated : 2020-11-30 19:59 GMT+08:00