Three U.S. Troops, One Contractor Killed After Suicide Bomber Detonates Explosive In Afghanistan

By  //  April 8, 2019

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Three Service Members Also Injured in Blast

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(FOX NEWS) – Three US troops and one contractor were killed by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan Monday near Bagram Air Base, the Pentagon announced. Three U.S. service members were also wounded in the blast.

Those hurt were evacuated and are receiving care, the Pentagon said. The names of those killed are being held back for 24 hours until the notification of next of kin has been completed, as per U.S. Department of Defense policy.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, adding that a suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden vehicle near the NATO base in Bagram district, in Parwan province.

The violence follows recent signs of support of U.S. outreach to the Taliban.

Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah said he supports U.S. efforts to pursue a cease-fire with the Taliban, who effectively control half of Afghanistan and refuse to negotiate with his government.

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