Nightly News   |  April 06, 2013

Deadly day for Americans in Afghanistan

A car bomb attack killed six people, including three U.S. soldiers and an Afghan doctor, in southern Afghanistan on Saturday and an American civilian died in a separate attack in the east. NBC’s Ron Mott reports.

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>>> war for americans just as the top u.s. military man arrived there. nbc ron mod is in kabul tonight. ron?

>> reporter: at least six service members and civilians, including one employee secretary of state john kerry met with just last week were killed today in a series of attacks in eastern and southern afghanistan. the attack in the southern area of kabul. the attacks occurred on the day joint chief chairman martin dempsey landed here in afghanistan for what is being described as a periodic visit. he will meet with u.s. and coalition leaders as well as senior afghan military officials to get an assessment on where things stand operationally. before arriving, general dempsey said he would like to determine just how large a force the u.s. would like to keep in the country beyond 2013 . lester?