Five American troops were wounded today in a suicide attack in Afghanistan on the sixteenth anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks.
Fox News reported that a U.S. defense official described the injuries as “broken bones” and concussions. The attack, which also left a Georgian soldier and four Afghan civilians injured, took place at around 1pm.
Over 2,000 U.S. troops have been killed in Afghanistan since the 9/11 attacks. At this time, there are still around 11,000 U.S. troops deployed to Afghanistan and about 3,500 additional troops are set to be deployed soon.
The attack happened on the anniversary of 9/11, a day which has been etched into the memory of every American citizen. Thousands of lives were lost that day when a group of terrorists drove a plane into the Word Trade Centers in New York City.
Ironically, the Benghazi terror attack also happened on 9/11, several years later. Thanks to the carelessness of several State Department officials in the Obama Administration–including Hillary Clinton–numerous Americans lost their lives at the Benghazi-based U.S. embassy that day during a horrific attack.
And yet, even after all of this, many on the left still refuse to utter the words “Radical Islamic Terror.” Thankfully with Trump in office, the messaging coming from the highest levels of our government is changing. We finally have leaders who are willing to acknowledge the enemy.
Few further details about today’s tragic attack are available at this time. We will update you further as this story develops.
Please keep the injured soldiers in your thoughts and prayers! And never forget the men and women who died on 9/11, many years ago.