It was initially reported that 12 American Soldiers were killed in this blast. It is now being reported that eight of these killed were contractors. It is also being reported that two of the Contractors Killed were British Electricians and were working for a building contractor, Fluor
Fluor Corp., a company based in Irving, Texas, that employs contractors in Afghanistan, confirmed on Sunday that some of its employees, including the two British nationals, were killed in the attack. Their names were not being released out of respect for their families, said Keith Stephens, a company representative.
One Kosovar National reported killed.
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The British contractors were named locally as Stephen Brown, 52, and David Quinn, 34. Both men were electricians, employed by the Texas-based engineering company Fluor. Their bodies were due to be repatriated last night. “The company has notified the families involved,” said Fluor spokesman Keith Stephens. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and loved ones of our co-workers. Right now our focus is helping them.”
About 165 civilian contractors are thought to have died in Afghanistan since 2001, but just six of them were British, and five worked as security guards.????????
Fluor Contractors killed
The British contractors were working for the Texas-based construction and engineering firm Fluor, which has extensive contracts with Nato forces in Afghanistan, including managing essential facilities on army bases all over the country.
9 Americans among Kabul suicide blast victims
Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) — Nine American, including four U.S. troops, were among those killed in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan’s capital this weekend, a western diplomat told CNN Sunday.
Saturday’s blast — which also claimed the lives of two British civilians, a Kosovo naitonal and a Canadian soldier — occurred when a car packed with explosives struck an armored bus in a NATO convoy, the diplomat said.
Confusion over casualties arose because some people onboard the bus were not listed on its passenger manifest, the diplomat said.
Afghan officials said four Afghans, including two students, were also killed.
A senior NATO official described the bus as a custom-built, heavily armored Rhino
12 Americans Die as Blast Hits Bus in Afghanistan
KABUL, Afghanistan — At least 12 Americans were killed when a Taliban suicide car bomber attacked an armored shuttle bus in Kabul on Saturday, military officials said
The bombing was the single deadliest assault on Americans in the capital since the war began, military officials said, and follows brazen Taliban attacks on the American Embassy and NATO headquarters in the city last month.
A Western defense official said at least four of the dead Americans were G.I.’s and the rest were contract workers; a Canadian soldier and four Afghans were also reported to be killed
2 British civilians among those killed in suicide bombing of NATO convoy in Kabul
KABUL, Afghanistan — Britain’s Foreign Office says two British civilians working for a building contractor were among the victims of a weekend suicide bombing of a NATO convoy in Kabul that killed 17.
A Taliban suicide bomber rammed a vehicle loaded with explosives into an armored NATO bus on a busy thoroughfare in Kabul on Saturday, killing five NATO service members, including one Canadian soldier, eight civilian contractors and four Afghans