Suicide bomber 'rammed US soldiers' car'

Suicide bomber 'rammed US soldiers' car'

The suicide bomber who killed three US soldiers in north-western Pakistan targeted their vehicle in a five-car convoy and rammed his car into it, police said today.

The description of yesterday’s attack is raising questions of whether the attacker had inside information.

Police official Naeem Khan said today authorities were investigating how the bomber knew the soldiers would be passing through Lower Dir and which vehicle to attack.

The soldiers were part of a little-publicised mission to train local forces to fight the Taliban and al Qaida in Pakistan’s volatile north west near the Afghan border.

US officials were sceptical yesterday that Americans were targeted, but initial reports had blamed the deaths on a roadside bomb.

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