By Townhall. Resolute Support, the NATO mission to train, advise and assist Afghan security forces, announced on Monday three U.S. service members and one contractor were killed by an improvised explosive device.
Three U.S. service members were also wounded by in IED attack that took place near Bagram Air Base. The wounded were evacuated and are receiving medical treatment.
The identities of those that were killed are being withheld for 24 hours to ensure next of kin has been notified. (Read more from “Three U.S. Service Members, One Contractor Killed in Afghanistan” HERE)
Car Bomb Kills 3 U.S. Troops and a Contractor in Afghanistan
By Military Times. Three U.S. service members and one contractor were killed by an improvised explosive device Monday near Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan.
Three other U.S. service members were wounded in the blast, U.S. Forces-Afghanistan said in a press release Monday afternoon.
The wounded troops were evacuated and are receiving medical care, U.S. officials said.
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack through the group’s spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid. The insurgent group claimed the attack was conducted by a suicide vehicle-borne IED. . .
There have been four other U.S. troop deaths in Afghanistan so far this year. Those deaths occurred during combat operations in more remote Afghan provinces. (Read more from “Car Bomb Kills 3 U.S. Troops and a Contractor in Afghanistan” HERE)