Kabul: NATO announced on Friday that six more US troops have died in Afghanistan, bringing the death toll for July to at least 66 and surpassing the previous month`s record as the deadliest for American forces in the nearly 9-year-old war.
In Kabul, police fired weapons into the air Friday to
disperse a crowd of angry Afghans who shouted "death to
America," hurled stones and set fire to two vehicles after an
SUV, driven by US contract employees, was involved in a
traffic accident that killed four Afghans on the main airport
road, according to the capital`s criminal investigations
chief, Abdul Ghaafar Sayedzada.
A statement issued by the US Embassy in Kabul said a
vehicle carrying four US contract workers was involved in a
two-car accident near the airport.
"Our sympathies go out to the families of those Afghans
injured or killed in this tragic accident," the embassy said.
Witnesses said foreigners fled the scene, but the embassy
said the contractors were cooperating with local Afghan
Afghan police, some carrying riot shields, converged on
the area, firing warning shots into the air to disperse the
Sayedzada said the crowd burned two foreigners` vehicles,
causing heavy black smoke to rise from the scene.