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US troops rammed in Kuwait pulled attacker from truck

  • In this Saturday Oct. 8, 2016 photo released by Kuwait Ministry of Interiors, a damaged garbage truck after it rammed into another truck carrying five U.S. soldiers in Kuwait. An Egyptian driving a garbage truck loaded with explosives and Islamic State papers rammed into a truck carrying five U.S. soldiers in Kuwait on Saturday, injuring only himself in the attack, authorities said. (Kuwait Ministry of Interiors via AP)

    In this Saturday Oct. 8, 2016 photo released by Kuwait Ministry of Interiors, a damaged garbage truck after it rammed into another truck carrying five U.S. soldiers in Kuwait. An Egyptian driving a garbage truck loaded with explosives and Islamic State papers rammed into a truck carrying five U.S. soldiers in Kuwait on Saturday, injuring only himself in the attack, authorities said. (Kuwait Ministry of Interiors via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016 photo released by Kuwait Ministry of Interiors, Ibrahim Sulaiman from Egypt lays in a hospital bed. An Egyptian driving a garbage truck loaded with explosives and Islamic State papers rammed into a truck carrying five U.S. soldiers in Kuwait on Saturday, injuring only himself in the attack, authorities said. ( Kuwait Ministry of Interiors via AP)

    In this Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016 photo released by Kuwait Ministry of Interiors, Ibrahim Sulaiman from Egypt lays in a hospital bed. An Egyptian driving a garbage truck loaded with explosives and Islamic State papers rammed into a truck carrying five U.S. soldiers in Kuwait on Saturday, injuring only himself in the attack, authorities said. ( Kuwait Ministry of Interiors via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016 photo released by Kuwait Ministry of Interiors, a truck that carried five US soldiers is seen damaged after a garbage truck loaded with explosives and Islamic State papers rammed into it in Kuwait with only the Egyptian driver injured in the attack, authorities said. ( Kuwait Ministry of Interiors via AP)

    In this Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016 photo released by Kuwait Ministry of Interiors, a truck that carried five US soldiers is seen damaged after a garbage truck loaded with explosives and Islamic State papers rammed into it in Kuwait with only the Egyptian driver injured in the attack, authorities said. ( Kuwait Ministry of Interiors via AP)  (The Associated Press)

The U.S. Embassy in Kuwait says American soldiers deployed in the Gulf country who were intentionally rammed by an Egyptian man pulled their attacker from his burning vehicle after it caught fire.

The embassy on Sunday described the incident on a Kuwaiti highway a day earlier as "an attempted terrorist attack."

It says three uniformed American military personnel were in the truck that was rammed, and all escaped uninjured. It did not say where the troops were stationed, but American forces are deployed to Kuwait's Camp Arifjan.

Kuwaiti authorities had earlier said five American soldiers were involved. Kuwait's Interior Ministry identified the attacker as Ibrahim Sulaiman, born in 1988.