Suicide attack on US military convoy kills at least 8 troops, 1 child in Afghanistan

KABUL: A suicide blast hit a US military vehicle in the eastern Afghan province of Logar on Thursday, leaving at least eight servicemen and one child dead, a Sputnik correspondent has learned.
“Today at 6:00 p.m. [13:30 GMT] a suicide attacker exploded himself on US troops’ convoy. As a result of the attack, one six-year-old child was killed and his mother injured at Khuzdar bazaar in Logar province,” a spokesman for the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team told Sputnik.
The Taliban movement has issued a statement saying that the attack claimed the lives of eight US soldiers and destroyed two vehicles.
Several other soldiers sustained injuries, the Sputnik correspondent reported.