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Six Americans killed in Afghanistan as top US general arrives

BOY I WOULD BE PISSED if my child was killed in Afghanistan...especially after over a decade in that country, and knowing all we know now. Our kids are killing and being killed for an international criminal syndicate. Heavy Sigh.

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Six Americans and an Afghan doctor were killed in attacks on Saturday in southern and eastern Afghanistan as the US military's top officer began a weekend visit to the country, officials said.

In the south, three US service members, two US civilians and the doctor were killed when a suicide bomber detonated a car full of explosives just as a convoy with the international military coalition drove past another convoy of vehicles carrying the governor of Zabul province. Another American civilian was killed in an insurgent attack in eastern Afghanistan, the US military said in a statement.

The attacks occurred on the same day that US General Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, arrived in Afghanistan for a visit aimed at assessing the level of training that American troops can provide to Afghan security forces after international combat forces complete their withdrawal at the end of 2014.