Afghan suicide attack wounds 89: US army - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
A suicide bomber driving a truck attacked an advance NATO combat post in central Afghanistan, wounding 89 people including 50 American soldiers, the United States army said Sunday.
The Taliban claimed responsibility on their website for Saturday's attack, news of which came as the world marks the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks that killed almost 3,000 people in the United States.
US army spokesman major David Eastburn said the attack happened at 5:15pm (local time) on Saturday.
"It detonated near the entry point at a combat outpost, resulting in 89 wounded in action and a 20-foot hole in the wall," he said.
Mr Eastburn confirmed that 50 American soldiers were among the injured.
"A Taliban suicide bomber detonated a large vehicle-borne improvised explosive device at the entrance of Combat Outpost Sayed Abad, Wardak province, yesterday," NATO's International Security Assistance Force said in a statement.