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U.S. soldier killed as wave of attacks hit Kabul

WASHINGTON — Officials say that an American soldier has been killed and several others have been wounded in a series of attacks Friday in Afghanistan’s capital.

A wave of attacks rocked Kabul, leaving more than 40 people dead and more than 300 injured. That’s the worst toll on civilians Kabul in one day in several years.

American and Afghan officials on Saturday identified U.S. soldiers as among the casualties.

The Taliban has claimed responsibility for at least two of the bombings.

In a telephone call Saturday with national security adviser Susan Rice, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani extended their condolences for the loss of the U.S. soldier and the wounding of several others.

American military officials have offered no details about the U.S. casualties.

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