Transcript for Deadly Taliban Attack Kills 6 US Service Members
Graphic scene that played out overseas the deadliest attack on US troops since 20126. US service members. Killed by a suicide bomber on a motorcycle not far from Bob from air base. Tonight the Taliban claiming responsibility and here's ABC's chief foreign correspondent Terry Moran. The attack happened this afternoon not far from the huge Bob grim air base the largest American military facility in Afghanistan. A suicide bomber on a motorcycle plowed into a group of US troops meeting with local Afghan officials six American soldiers killed two other Americans and an Afghan interpreter wounded. The Taliban immediately claimed responsibility for the attack on Twitter. It was the deadliest day in combat for US forces in Afghanistan since August 2012. A cross Afghanistan the Taliban are on the march again. And making gains in areas once secured by NATO and American forces. Last week defense Dick Derrick Carter visiting troops in Afghanistan admitted things are not going well the Taliban's advances in some parts of the country. Even if only temporary. Underscore that this is a tough fight. It's far from over. There are 9800 American troops in Afghanistan right now 5500 by the end of next year and President Obama who last Christmas declared an end to the American combat mission there. Will leave this war. To his successor.
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