- The Washington Times - Friday, April 10, 2015

Some American troops were injured in a suicide car bombing Friday morning in Afghanistan, the Pentagon said.

Several Afghans were killed or injured in the attack in Jalalabad that also left coalition troops — including some Americans — with minor injuries, said Pentagon spokesman Col. Steve Warren.

“This is another example of the Taliban’s disregarding the well-being of Afghans and killing them through their indiscriminate attacks,” he said.

Col. Warren could not provide specific numbers of Americans injured.

This is the second time this week American service members have suffered injures in Jalalabad. On Wednesday morning, an insider attack left one American soldier dead and eight others injured when an Afghan service member opened fire on coalition forces.

The soldier who died was identified as Army Spc. John Dawson, 22, of Massachusetts, according to news reports.

Several Afghan soldiers were also injured in the attack when coalition forces returned fire, killing the shooter.

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