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April 23, 2019

Three American service members killed in roadside bombing in Afghanistan, three others wounded

November 27, 2018
A U.S. Army carry team moves a transfer case containing the remains of Sgt. Leandro Jasso on Monday at Dover Air Force Base, Del. Jasso was killed during combat operations in Afghanistan on Saturday. Three American service members lost their lives on Tuesday. (Patrick Semansky/AP)

KABUL, Afghanistan – The U.S. military says three American service members have been killed in a roadside bombing in Afghanistan’s eastern Ghazni province.

The military says three other service members were wounded when an improvised explosive device detonated on Tuesday near the city of Ghazni, the provincial capital. One American contractor was also wounded.

The identities of the American casualties were not provided, pending notification of their families.

Lt. Ubon Mendie, a spokesman for the U.S. forces, says the wounded service members and contractor were evacuated and are receiving medical care.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.

The Taliban have an extremely active presence in Ghazni province and attempted to take over the capital in August. Ghazni was the only province that didn’t hold parliamentary election in October.

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