Suicide bomber attacks U.S. convoy in Afghanistan 21 dead
In a contuned counteroffensive by the taliban suiside bombers, Thursday a major suiside bomber struck US convey causing death and distruction. This comes soon after supply convey from Pakistan to Afganistan was hijacked by militia.
KABUL, Afghanistan (CNN) -- A suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden vehicle into a U.S. military convoy in eastern Afghanistan Thursday, killing 20 civilians and a U.S. soldier, the U.S. military said.
There were conflicting reports on the number of people wounded -- the U.S. military put it at 25 while local police said 40 were hurt.
The attack took place at a crowded marketplace in the the town of Bati Kot, just outside of Jalalabad -- the capital of Nangarhar province.
Merchants trade animals and goods at the market on Thursdays. Families also gather to picnic there.