Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid claimed in a statement posted online Wednesday that Taliban militants killed seven U.S. soldiers in an ambush in Paktika.
Mujahid said the militants placed a "weird thing" on the side of the road near the village of Mush Kheil. "When the U.S. patrol arrived, the soldiers were amazed and they moved near it," he added. "The mujahideen had booby- trapped the "weird thing" and detonated it when the U.S. troops got near it," he said.
Mujahed did not explain what the "weird thing" was, but said the attack was filmed and a video would be released soon.