Same in AFG as it was in IRQ. Every time you leave the compound, you are on a combat mission. No REMF.
A powerful suicide attack on a NATO convoy in Kabul killed at least 18 people Tuesday, including five Americans and at least 12 Afghanistan civilians.
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the suicide car bombing, the deadliest attack in Kabul in months. It comes as Afghan officials are preparing to hold a jirga, or council, in Kabul to discuss peace and reconciliation with insurgents.
The bombing killed six NATO officials, five of them American, reports the Associated Press. NATO officials did not disclose the nationality of the sixth.