2 blasts hit US troops in deadly Afghan attack (AP) – 1786th Edition

An Afghan solder inspects the walls marked by shrapnel at the scene of a suicide attack in Alingar, Laghman province, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, on Monday, May 23, 2011. A suicide bomber attacked a gathering of tribal leaders in eastern Laghman province, killing four tribal elders and wounding 14 others who were having lunch at a hotel, governor's spokesman Faizanullah Patan said. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)AP – New details that emerged Friday show that eight U.S. troops who were killed while on foot patrol in southern Afghanistan the day before were hit by two consecutive blasts, with one explosion going off as troops rushed to aid those wounded from the first blast, NATO said.

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