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8 Americans killed in Afghanistan blast

CBC - Eight Americans were killed in an apparent suicide attack in southeastern Afghanistan on Wednesday, a U.S. official said.

The Americans were killed by an attacker wearing a suicide vest in Khost province, near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, according to the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the details of the incident had not been confirmed.

There were conflicting reports on the total number of casualties and whether the victims were civilian or military personnel. The New York Times reported six Americans were killed and six were injured, some seriously, suggesting the death toll could rise. Read more.

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