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DynCorp Confirms Being Targeted By Kabul Suicide Bomber


The damage caused by a suicide attack on August 22 in Kabul.

The U.S. firm DynCorp International has confirmed that its employees were targeted in a suicide car bomb attack in Kabul that killed 12 people, including three U.S. contractors, and wounded at least 60 people.

Most of those killed and wounded in the August 22 attack were Afghan civilians.

The suicide attack happened outside a hospital on a residential street during rush hour, with the attacker driving an explosives-laden car toward an armored truck owned by DynCorp that was part of a NATO convoy.

One U.S. contractor died when the bomb exploded and two others died later from their injuries.

DynCorp is a U.S. company that provides training, security, and aviation maintenance to the NATO mission and Afghanistan's military.

Four U.S. employees of DynCorp were killed in a similar suicide attack in Kabul in 2013.

Based on reporting by AP, Reuters, and AFP
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