Monday, September 28, 2020

U.S. service members killed in Afghanistan roadside bombing

Three U.S. service members were killed and three others were wounded by an improvised explosive device in southern Afghanistan, according to the NATO-led training mission in that country.

The incident took place on 27 November, Resolute Support, the official name of the NATO mission, said in a statement. One American contractor was also wounded.

Lt. Ubon Mendie, a spokesman for the U.S. forces, said in a statement that three other service members and one American civilian contractor were injured in the blast. The wounded were evacuated and were being provided medical care, Mendie said.

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The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack near the city of Ghazni, capital of the central Afghanistan province, according to the Associated Press.

Identities of the victims will be released 24 hours after family members are notified, Mendi said.

At the same time, the Khaama Press reported that at least six services of the U.S. Military were killed or wounded in an explosion triggered by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) attack in southern Ghazni province of Afghanistan.

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