Afghanistan attack: 6 NATO troops killed near Bagram airbase

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Six American service members were killed in a suicide attack in Afghanistan on Monday, U.S. officials told NBC News.

Two other Americans and an interpreter were wounded, the officials said.

The service members were on a routine security patrol around Bagram Airfield when an attacker rode up on a motorcycle and detonated his suicide bomb, the officials said.

U.S. officials did not specify the total number of Americans involved in the incident.

Bagram is a large U.S. military base north of Kabul, the Afghan capital.

Parwan provincial police chief Gen. Zaman Mamozai told NBC News that a suicide bomber on a motorcycle attacked a convoy of Afghan and Western forces at around 1 p.m. local time.

The Taliban posted a message on Twitter claiming responsibility for the attack.

An attack near Bagram Airfield in September killed one NATO service member.

This story originally appeared on NBCNews.com

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Afghanistan attack: 6 NATO troops killed near Bagram airbase

Updated