Afghan Rugby Team Captain in Heroic Rescue After Suicide Bomb

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The captain of the Afghan national rugby team became a suicide bomb victim’s personal Superman shortly after a Tuesday morning attack.

“I rushed to help survivors,” Sayed Mustafa Sadat told Agence France-Press.

“I picked up a local man who had a broken leg and was badly burned. I carried him all the way to the hospital, it took about 10 minutes, but I don’t know if he survived.”

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The heroic 27-year-old was one of the first people on the scene of the attack, which took place in Kabul when a suicide bomber rammed his explosive-filled car into a NATO convoy near the US Embassy, AFP reports.

Sadat was on his way home from rugby practice at a stadium in the city when the explosion went off in the midst of rush-hour traffic. When the smoke cleared, Kabul police confirmed the deaths of two US soldiers, one Polish soldier and at least 13 civilians.

It was a chaotic scene outside the embassy shortly after the blast as US and Polish troops hastily performed first aid on blood-stained comrades and civilians, according to AFP.

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The Taliban quickly took to Twitter to claim responsibility for the deadly attack.

“[A] powerful explosion destroyed one military vehicle, killing/wounding a number of American terrorists,” said Taliban spokesman Abdulqahar Balkhi.

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