Thursday, April 28, 2011

Nine Americans gunned down at Kabul airport

According to Stars and Stripes, eight U.S. servicemembers and an American contractor working for the International Security Assistance Force were gunned down by an Afghan pilot at Kabul airport early Wednesday, in what officials term the deadliest such incident to date. A senior defense official confirmed to The Associated Press that all the victims were American, but could not say what branch of service the military members were. ISAF Joint Command released statements throughout the day confirming the incident, but would go no further, pending family notifications.