Six American citizens lost their lives today (6th April 2013) in a day of violence across Afghanistan.
Five were killed by a suicide car-bomber in Qalat, Zabul province. They were in a convoy of vehicles heading for a local school to give books to students, when the bomber struck. Three American military personnel, a female officer with the State Foreign Service Department and a civilian with the Department of Defense were killed. 10 people were injured by the blast, one State Department employee critically.
In a separate incident, an American civilian was killed in eastern Afghanistan during an insurgent attack.
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